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Santa Barbara Center

2031 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara CA 93105
Phone: (805) 682-6222.

Serving the Tri-County areas of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura Counties.


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HOPE. ENCOURAGEMENT. SUPPORT.

Our programs and services are geared to help people with little to no vision.

Braille Institute Santa Barbara serves as an integral resource for residents in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura Counties who are blind or visually impaired. The center uses its 11,000 square feet of teaching and program space to offer unique adult and youth classes.

Highlights of exciting classes and programs at Braille Institute Santa Barbara include:

Kitchen Confidence – Recently Renovated!

Regain confidence in the kitchen with this state-of-the-art program. It mixes lessons in cooking and techniques to handle sharp utensils and various appliances; with curriculum covering educational benefits on proper nutrition and technology.

Library Services

A core service beginning at the roots of the Braille Institute which includes access to a Telephone Reader Program, digital book machines and downloadable material.

Connection Pointe

An advanced technology center focused on teaching people who are blind and visually impaired how to use the latest mainstream and adaptive devices including smartphones, tablets, voice output software and much more.

Orientation & Mobility Consultations

A service customized to teach blind and visually impaired people to safely navigate their residence, neighborhood and surrounding areas.

You can find out more about these and other programs by navigating through the Braille Institute "Services" section of our website, or by clicking the links above. All of our services are provided FREE OF CHARGE thanks to the dedicated efforts of thousands of volunteers and the generosity of our donors.

  • CONTACT US TO TAKE A TOUR OF THE FACILITY, AND TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAM!

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    FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL:

    1-800-BRAILLE (272-4553)
    Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m to 5 p.m. (PST)

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  • SIGN UP FOR THE SANTA BARBARA ENEWSLETTER FOR UPDATES ON PROGRAMS, CLASS SCHEDULES, EVENTS AND MORE!

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  • BECOME A VOLUNTEER!

    We are excited that you're interested in volunteering at Braille Institute. Did you know the ratio of volunteers to employees is 12 to 1? This is why we're able to serve an ever-growing number of people who are visually impaired.

    Please call Barbara Hoffmann, Volunteer Services Manager at (805) 682-6222, Ext. 8310 or visit Santa Barbara Center's Volunteermatch.org page to begin your exciting adventure as a Braille Institute volunteer!

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Braille Institute of America
2031 De La Vina Street
Santa Bárbara, CA 93105
Phone: (805) 682-6222
Fax: (805) 687-6141
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web (english): brailleinstitute.org
Web (español): institutobraille.org


Hours of Operation 
Monday to Friday 9:00 to 4:30 (PST)

1-800-BRAILLE (272-4553)

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