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  • Free Workshops with Braille Institute in August
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    Free Workshops with Braille Institute in August

    Guide Dogs in the Home (online) 8/2 at 2:00-3:00 (Richard) A discussion about the fundamentals of pet care (including guide dogs) and how to be a responsible low-vision pet parent.
    https://brailleinstitute.org/event/guide-dogs-in-the-home

    All About Audiobooks (online) - 8/9 at 11:00am (Elena) There are many options to access digital audiobooks including BARD, Hoopla, Overdrive, Libby, Audible, Bookshare, and Learning Ally. Learn what these services offer, how to sign up, and how to use them.
    https://brailleinstitute.org/event/all-about-audio-books

  • Free Workshops with Braille Institute in July
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    Free Workshops with Braille Institute in July

    Technology in the Kitchen (online) 7/5 (Richard) 2:00-3:00 If you need help following recipes, identifying ingredients, and cooking, there are many easy-to-use technological solutions available. Come learn about assistive technology that can help you keep your independence in the kitchen.
    To Register: https://brailleinstitute.org/event/technology-in-the-kitchen-2

  • Braille Institute Webinar: SB County Rights and Resources
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    Braille Institute Webinar: SB County Rights and Resources

    SB County Rights and Resources (online) 5/31 (Richard) at 2:00pm-3:00pm We will cover a broad range of some of the accessible resources available in SB County including transportation, community groups and organizations, and communication networks.

    Click here to Register: https://brailleinstitute.org/event/santa-barbara-county-rights-and-resources

  • Welcome to Your Library (in person)
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    Welcome to Your Library (in person)

    Welcome to Your Library (in person) - 5/27 at 11:00 (Elena) Learn how to get most of the free resources of the braille institute library, including how to order books, how to use the multibook cartridge, and how to download books on the BARD Mobile app.

    Click here to register: https://brailleinstitute.org/event/welcome-to-your-library-2

  • Braille Institute Webinar: Workforce Ready
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    Braille Institute Webinar: Workforce Ready

    Workforce Ready (online) - 5/18 2:00pm-3:00pm (Skylar) Learn about common problems that we as blind people face in the job market. With a few tips and tricks, you can get started marketing your skills and work on gaining informational interviews through LinkedIn, writing better resumes and cover letters, and become more comfortable navigating job sites. JAWS is recommended, though we'll go over some Voice Over navigations tips too.

  • Braille Institute of Santa Barbara Virtual Open House
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    Braille Institute of Santa Barbara Virtual Open House

    Our Santa Barbara virtual open house is an online event that will introduce you to our center. Our ILS instructor, Richard Ellsworth, will walk you through the classrooms and will describe the rooms and changes that have been made in the past two years.

    To RSVP call (805) 898-8302

  • BRAILLE INSTITUTE FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS - APRIL 2022
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    BRAILLE INSTITUTE FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS - APRIL 2022

    Braille Literacy
    Apr 1 10.00 – 11.30am
    Examine the continued importance of Braille literacy for adult learners, even partially sighted individuals, in an age that brings constant advancement in assistive technology.
    Hosted by: Los Angeles Center

  • BRAILLE INSTITUTE FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS - MARCH 2022
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    BRAILLE INSTITUTE FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS - MARCH 2022

    Let’s Explore Web Audio
    Mar 1 1.00 – 2.00pm
    WebAudio is a brand-new audio news app for your smartphone. Customize your audio playlist using 1 main category and 100 unique topics. No need to continually search for news stories ever again. This will simplify your news gathering experience. Guest Speaker: Jean-Paul, Developer
    Hosted by: Los Angeles Center

  • BRAILLE INSTITUTE FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS - FEBRUARY 2022
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    BRAILLE INSTITUTE FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS - FEBRUARY 2022

    Free Audio Books, Sign Me Up!
    Feb 1 2.00 – 3.00pm
    BARD & Books on Demand make it possible for you to get free audio books from wherever you are as long as you have the device that plays them. Join our library, assistive technology team, and a guest from the National Library Service to discuss how you can access these free audio books. We’ll also get a glimpse into the future of the BARD program.
    Hosted by: Riverside Center

  • BRAILLE INSTITUTE FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS - JANUARY 2022
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    BRAILLE INSTITUTE FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS - JANUARY 2022

    Meet the Riverside Staff
    Jan 4 2.00 – 3.00pm
    Introducing the Riverside Staff! Join us for this online meet and greet where staff will introduce themselves, discuss our free programs and services, and upcoming online presentations.
    Hosted by: Riverside Center

  • Braille Institute Free Online Workshops - December 2021
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    Braille Institute Free Online Workshops - December 2021

    Introduction to Smart Speakers
    Dec 1 10.00 – 11.30am
    Smart speakers can be a lot of fun! Join us in discovering all the useful features they have such as organizing your schedule, playing games, making calls and more. Hosted by: Laguna Hills Center

    iPhone and iPad Accessibility
    Dec 1 1.00 – 2.00pm
    Demonstration of VoiceOver, screen magnification, apps, and voice commands using Siri. Hosted by: Anaheim and Laguna Hills Centers

  • Braille Institute Free Online Workshops - November 2021
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    Braille Institute Free Online Workshops - November 2021

    Lunch & Learn: Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    Nov 3 12.00 – 1.00pm
    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) remains the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. In this presentation given by Dr. Heilweil from UCLA Eye Health, he will discuss what AMD is, how it affects your vision and the latest progress in developing treatments, causes, vitamins and symptoms.
    Hosted by: Santa Barbara Center

  • Braille Institute Free Online Workshops - October 2021
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    Braille Institute Free Online Workshops - October 2021

    iPhone and iPad Accessibility
    Oct 1 10.00 – 11.30am (Next: Dec 1)
    Demonstration of VoiceOver, screen magnification, apps, and voice commands using Siri. Hosted by: Anaheim and Laguna Hills Centers

    Learn if The Department of Rehabilitation Can Help You
    Oct 1 1.00 – 2.00pm
    Join us in learning about obtaining and retaining employment and maximizing your ability to live independently. Hosted by: San Diego Center Guest Speaker: Bonnie Jimenez, CA Department of Rehabilitation

  • Braille Institute Free Online Workshops - September 2021
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    Braille Institute Free Online Workshops - September 2021

    Gathering from Nature: Garlands, Wreaths and Crowns
    Sept 20 10.00 – 11.30am
    First, from your own neighborhoods and yards, you will gather a variety of fresh flowers, found grasses, tender branches from trees— even available herbs will work here. Then, we will gather online over Teams where you will learn to bind together a floral project of your choosing: garlands, wreaths, or crowns. While this is a celebration of the natural world, artificial plants, vines and any lace or other fabric notions may also be useful. Let the fun with flora begin! Hosted by: Los Angeles Center

  • Braille Institute Free Online Workshops - August 2021
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    Braille Institute Free Online Workshops - August 2021

    Game Time with Droids
    Aug 4 1.00 – 2.00pm
    Android users, join Christian, the Library Guy, in exploring some fun blind and visually impaired friendly games on your Android device. Hosted by: Anaheim Center

    Introducing Amazon Alexa
    Aug 4 10.00 – 11.30am
    Get started with Amazon’s smart assistant, Alexa! You will learn all the things you can accomplish with Alexa and what devices Alexa works with such as how to get information, be entertained, and using voice commands. Hosted by: Anaheim and Riverside Centers

  • Braille Institute Free Online Workshops - July 2021
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    Braille Institute Free Online Workshops - July 2021

    Seeing AI App
    Jul 1 10.00 - 11.30am (next one 8/5)
    Learn about a free app for iOS that narrates the world around you. Seeing AI uses the device camera to audibly read text, identify people and objects, and audibly describes those objects for people with visual impairment. Also learn how to configure the app to technology assistant Siri to locate and utilize each channel with ease. Hosted by: Riverside Center

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    Braille Institute Free Online Workshops - June 2021

    Empowerment Training 4 Week Series (Week 1)
    Jun 2 2.00 – 3.00pm
    Learn techniques to boost your confidence and protect yourself when put in a vulnerable position.
    Braille 101

    Jun 3 10.00 – 11.00am (next one 6/18)
    Learn about the history of Braille and its practical use. We’ll cover the methods of writing Braille, contracted and uncontracted Braille, and technology. Hosted by: Anaheim and Riverside Centers

  • Braille Institute Free Online Workshops - May 2021
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    Braille Institute Free Online Workshops - May 2021

    Teching In
    Every Wednesday 1.00 – 2.00pm (Weekly)
    This is a weekly virtual computer lab with guided topics and discussions regulated, driven and supported by your Connection Pointe team. Participants have the opportunity for training, to share information, and support one another. The focus will be on technology and accessibility.
    Hosted by: San Diego Center

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    Braille Institute Free Online Workshops

    Workshops hosted by Santa Barbara Center

    **Technology**

    Introduction to Victor Reader
    Feb 22 2:00 – 3:00pm
    An informative online workshop on all the wonderful features the Victor Reader has. The Victor Reader is a handheld, versatile audio book reader, music player, and digital audio recorder.

    All about Ambutech Canes
    Mar 12 2:00 – 3:00pm
    We will give an overview of the various Ambutech canes on the market and answer questions related to their products.