Braille Institute Santa Barbara Center2019-04-26T12:00:56-07:00
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Braille Institute’s Santa Barbara Center offers services for the blind and programs and events for the visually impaired. Join us for one of our exciting lifestyle classes such as ceramics, swimming, or sensory awareness! The Spring/Summer class schedule runs from April 29 – August 16, 2019. Sign up for a class at any time during our trimester.

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Address: 2031 De La Vina Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Monday 8:30AM-5:00PM
Tuesday 8:30AM-5:00PM
Wednesday 8:30AM-5:00PM
Thursday 8:30AM-5:00PM
Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Phone: (805) 682-6222
Fax: (805) 687-6141
Email: sb@brailleinstitute.org

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Susan Cass
Susan CassExecutive Director, Santa Barbara Center
“Braille Institute Santa Barbara Center is an invaluable resource in this community. Our staff and volunteers are committed to empowering and educating those living with vision loss so that they too can live a life without barriers.”


Join us for any or all of our free classes during the month of November at our new Camarillo location! Each Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon, our instructors will be covering topics such as orientation and mobility, and living with low vision. Click here to view the schedule.

Programs & Services

Low Vision Consultations

At Braille Institute Santa Barbara Center free one-on-one consultations with Low Vision Rehabilitation Specialists can help determine the correct devices to maximize your remaining vision.

In-Home Services

Our consultants address quality of life changes, kitchen confidence, using technology, and orientation and mobility, focusing on your specific goals, degree of sight loss and home environment.

Classes, Workshops, Events

Classes, Workshops & Events

Lifestyle classes, activities and workshops help adults with sight loss build practical skills, regain independence, learn about the latest in medical development, and foster a sense of community. Individuals may sign up at any time.



Library patrons have access to more than 18,000 magazines, newspapers, and book titles in English and Spanish. We also offer free digital book machine readers, and downloadable books.

Connection Pointe

Connection Pointe

Through our Connection Pointe technology center, we offer free instruction and demonstrations on all the latest mainstream and adaptive devices.

Cavalia Odysseo Blind Touch Tour

Youth Program

This program for infants, children and teens, who are blind or visually impaired, creates opportunities to gain life experiences fostering confidence, self-esteem and independence, leading to higher education and employment.


Our staff and volunteers are available to give presentations, low vision consultations, lead peer support groups and table at events.

Volunteer LA


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Braille Institute! We have a wide range of volunteer opportunities. Please call Barbara Hoffmann, Volunteer Service Manager, at (805) 682-6222 Ext. 8310 for more information.

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