Braille Institute is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate barriers to a fulfilling life caused by blindness and severe sight loss. They offer a variety of Free Programs, Classes and Services at five Centers and 220 Community Outreach locations throughout Southern California.
Each year Braille Institute serves more than 75,000 people, providing an environment of hope and encouragement through integrated educational, social, and recreational programs and through services, classes, and seminars. Their rich History dates back nearly a century. They are funded almost entirely through private, individual and foundation sources.
Generous Donors and dedicated efforts by more than 4,000 Volunteers enable staff to provide training, programs and services without charge. The award-winning Library features more than one million volumes in audio, large-print and braille formats. For those whose vision has diminished to the point where reading print is difficult, audio books are the perfect solution. Get more details in this segment of Eye on the Community.