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Our Stories 2018-05-17T16:10:10+00:00

No Existen Barreras Para Disfrutar Del Mundial

Entre gritos y carcajadas, un grupo de amigos disfrutan del fútbol aunque no lo puedan ver. “No lo podemos mirar, pero lo escuchamos y nos emocionamos también como cualquier persona normal”, dijo, Agustín Talabera, quien es invidente y fanático del futbol. Hace 4 años Agustín comenzó a perder la visión por una enfermedad genética, el cual lo forzó a aprender cosas

By | June 26th, 2018|Categories: San Diego Stories|

It’s Much More Than a Contest…. My Observations from Attending the National Braille Challenge

By Penny Rosenblum, www.pathstoliteracy.org As I stood chatting with Layla Hildenbrand, an 8-year-old Apprentice contestant from North Carolina wearing a beautiful pink dress, I heard two Freshman competitors harmonizing, a family talking about how impressive the University of Southern California was, and a father and son talking about getting to do a “guy trip”. We were all waiting for the shuttle bus to take

By | June 26th, 2018|Categories: Braille Challenge Newsroom|

Meet John Phillips, a Vision-Impaired Professional Chef Who Shares His Skills at the Braille Institute

By Anita Rufus, CV Independent I don’t cook. It’s not that I can’t; I just don’t enjoy it. Still … I can’t imagine what it would be like to learn to cook if I couldn’t see. At the Braille Institute in Rancho Mirage, Chef John Phillips teaches people with limited vision how to develop what he calls “the basic skills a food handler would

By | June 19th, 2018|Categories: Rancho Mirage Stories|

Braille Institute Names Jeri Hile 2018 Teacher of the Year

Leader in the Field for Blind and Visually Impaired Inspires Her Students to Pursue Higher Education and Be Independent While Promoting Braille Literacy Braille Institute has named Jeri Hile its 2018 “Teacher of the Year” for excellence in Braille Instruction. Jeri, a Teacher of the Visually Impaired for the Shawnee Mission Public Schools, one of the major school districts in the Kansas City metropolitan area,

By | May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Braille Challenge Newsroom|

Blind 8 year old Ocala boy heading to California for National Braille Challenge

From www.wcjb.com A blind 8-year-old boy is traveling all the way from Ocala to Los Angeles. He's headed to compete in the National Braille Challenge with 50 other kids from across the country. Ayden Morgan’s, 8, love for books is taking him on an adventure. "I have a fun filled summer,” Ayden Morgan said. He’ll be traveling from Ocala all the way to Los Angeles

By | May 17th, 2018|Categories: Braille Challenge Newsroom|

Helping Others With Vision Loss Use Technology

By Lisa Deaderick, The San Diego Tribune Daniel Ortiz Merino has a lot of good memories from his participation in programs with the Braille Institute, so when he learned about their Techspert program, he saw an opportunity to return to a place that had been so positive for him. “From the age of 7 and until I graduated high school, I participated in Braille Institute’s

By | May 15th, 2018|Categories: San Diego Stories|

Immersed In Johnny Mercer’s Music

Braille Institute students and staff performed songs by Johnny Mercer at the Los Angeles City College (LACC) Herb Alpert Music Center on April 17. The performance comes just a month after Braille Institute held their annual Johnny Mercer Music Festival in March at the Los Angeles Center. “It was a kick to be in a different setting, with a different set of ears, and

By | May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Los Angeles Stories|

CSUF Student And Award-Winning Artist Josephine Hernandez Overcomes Visual Impairment

By Lauren Diaz, Daily Titan Josephine “Joey” Hernandez was a sophomore in high school with a passion for drawing when her vision started deteriorating to the point of almost complete blindness, forcing her to walk with a cane. Despite this abrupt change, life for Hernandez is the same as usual, with just a few minor adjustments. Hernandez, a 19-year-old second-year communications major, is severely

By | March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Anaheim Stories|

Lifelong Learner

"Lifelong Learner - Peter A. Mindnich, Braille Institute of America Inc." By Diane Haithman, Los Angeles Business Journal Montana cowboy J. Robert Atkinson lost his vision in his mid-20s during a visit to his mother in Los Angeles. “He was packing his weapons and (a pistol) went off. He was blinded instantly,” said Peter A. Mindnich, president of the Braille Institute of America Inc., which

By | January 26th, 2018|Categories: Los Angeles Stories|

A Sensory Adventure At Cavalia Odysseo

On January 10, students in Braille Institute Santa Barbara’s Youth Program had a rare opportunity to experience an amazing and moving adventure at Cavalia Odysseo. The students were guided by Odysseo artists through a sensory journey created specifically for individuals with low vision or blindness. Cavalia Odysseo is a theatrical production featuring 65 horses and 50 artists. They travel the world performing these equestrian shows

By | January 25th, 2018|Categories: Santa Barbara Stories|
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