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2019 marks Braille Institute’s Centennial year! For 100 years Braille Institute has been supporting the blind and visually impaired community in Southern California. One of the many activities planned in 2019 to commemorate our centennial includes opening a new, state-of-the-art, 14,000 square-foot center in Anaheim. Here at Braille Institute we are passionate about positively transforming the lives of people who are blind or visually impaired. Braille Institute has been part of the Orange County community since 1937, and this new center will serve the needs of our clients for decades to come!

Our new Anaheim Center’s special features include

  • State-of-the-art integration of technology, library, and low vision rehabilitation services
  • A dog run for guide dogs
  • Meeting the most current ADA requirements
  • Advanced lighting
  • A full-size kitchen classroom where we teach daily living skills
  • A beautiful water fountain and tactile features to assist with way-finding

We are hosting a grand opening and ribbon cutting event on Thursday, February 28th and the public is welcome to attend! Visitors can stop in anytime between 1:30 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. that day. We will be giving tours of the center, hosting demonstrations, and welcoming visitors. There will also be live demonstrations by Braille Institute students and instructors throughout the center showcasing our services and programs.

Braille Institute Student & Instructor Demonstrations

  • Cooking – Cutting food items, measurement tools, kitchen contrast techniques.
  • Art – See an exhibit of tactile student art and participate in community art projects.
  • Braille – Get your name typed in braille!
  • Technology Lab – Learn about accessibility apps like Voiceover and text readers. Sign up for a free one-on-one appointment.
  • Library Services – Access over 100,000 free digital and audio books. Sign up for free library services.
  • Orientation & Mobility – Learn about white cane tips and tricks. Experience simulations with blindfolds and guides.

Join us in kicking off our Centennial year with the ribbon cutting of our new, advanced Anaheim Center!

Ribbon Cutting: 1:30PM
Tours: 2:00-4:00PM

*Free parking for the event will be across the street at the Anaheim Christian Reformed Church (530 N Dale Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92801)

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