By Karen Gerst Just like a romantic movie, it was love at first sight for Sandra and Terence Marsh. Both were working on the 1971 film, Mary, Queen of Scots, starring Vanessa Redgrave and Glenda Jackson as the rival queens. Terence was an Academy Award-winning production designer who had worked on Lawrence of Arabia and received Oscars for Doctor Zhivago and Oliver! The couple’s fateful
Braille Institute of America announced the appointment of William J. Link, Ph.D., to its board of directors. Dr. Link brings over two decades of operational experience in the vision care industry, as well as extensive investment experience with early-stage medical device companies. “We are pleased to welcome Bill to our board and will benefit from his leadership and strategic insights as we prepare for
By Angela Naso, The Press Enterprise Anaheim celebrará el centenario del Instituto Braille en el sur de California con la inauguración de un centro renovado. Estando abierto al público, la comunidad hispanohablante puede acercarse para conocer los servicios que ofrecen gratuitamente a las personas ciegas o que están perdiendo la visión, como ha explicado Maribel Spell, instructora del centro del Instituto Braille en Anaheim. No
By Lou Ponst, Orange County Register The structure is brand new and the technology cutting edge, but the sense of comradery and compassion is unchanged. The Braille Institute, which has been serving the visually impaired in Southern California since the 1930s, recently opened a $10 million, 14,735-square-foot facility at the same Dale Avenue location where its former center functioned for almost 50 years. The nonprofit
On February 13, Braille Institute Anaheim's Educational Programs Manager Phillip Reeves stopped by the KCAL 9 studio to share information about the grand opening of our new center in Anaheim. Kicking off our Centennial year, the ribbon cutting for our new center will be held on February 28 at 1:30PM and is open to the public. There will be tours and demonstrations in the classrooms,
By Gail Arnold, Santa Barbara Independent At the January monthly meeting of the Braille Institute Auxiliary of Santa Barbara, Nutsiri “Earth” Kidkul, a visually-impaired technology instructor at the Braille Institute Los Angeles Center (BILAC), enlightened and inspired auxiliary members and guests with her talk about her teaching role and her life experiences. Kidkul, the lead instructor at BILAC’s Connection Pointe technology center, explained how after
On December 29, 2018, Braille Institute's president Peter Mindnich spoke about the nonprofit's participation in the Rose Parade and kicking off the celebration of its centennial with the opening of a new center in Anaheim. Peter also spoke about the nonprofit's mission and how now is the time to support free services and programs for people with visual impairment or blindness. To view the interview
Three musically-talented, local Braille Institute students (ages 11-16) can check riding on a Rose Parade float off their bucket list because they will be waving to millions on New Year's morning. Participants in Braille Institute's Youth Program were selected to be part of this year's Rose Parade festivities because of their love for music and singing, as well as being an inspiration to others.
By Jack Tovey, UC Santa Barbara Members of the Santa Barbara Braille Institute walked downtown on White Cane Safety Day to raise awareness on the importance of the white cane’s practical use as a tool for enhanced mobility and symbolism of independence to the visually impaired. Students and staff members representing the Braille Institute resembled a family as they talked and laughed with one another.
By Berrylynn Freeby, The Desert Sun A perfect day for a hike! The Braille Institute of Rancho Mirage could not have ordered a more perfect day for “White Cane Safety Day.” A bus brought some of the Braille students to the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains national monument for a hike. Sabby Jonathan, mayor of Palm Desert, and Tammy Martin, director of Friends of