Braille Institute Free Online Workshops - June 2021

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Braille Institute Free Online Workshops - June 2021
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Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 08:30 to Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 17:00

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

Seeing AI App
Jun 3 10.00 - 11.30am (next one 7/1)
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

Understanding Vision Loss
Jun 4 10.00am – 12.00pm (next one 6/17)
For those who are interested in learning about the basics of blindness and visual impairment. Hosted by: Anaheim, Coachella Valley and Riverside Centers

Using Social Media
Jun 4 10.00 – 11.30am (next one 6/10)
Learn how easy it is to join and manage your social media channels. Get social! Hosted by: Laguna Hills and Riverside Centers

Young Adult Group
Jun 4 2.00 – 3.00pm (next one 6/18)
Introducing a program for visually impaired young adults. This program will provide a space for socialization and connection while preparing for next steps toward an independent life. Curriculum will be shaped by participating students. Hosted by: San Diego Center

Laughing Yoga
Jun 7 3.00 – 4.00pm
Who says yoga has to be serious? In this fun and guided laughing yoga workshop, you will have the opportunity to relieve stress, boost your mood, and get yourself thinking positively. Hosted by: Los Angeles Center

Understanding Microsoft Teams
Jun 7 10.00 – 11.30am (next one 7/12)
Microsoft Teams is a similar platform to Zoom. It offers many features and there are many ways to join meetings. We will highlight the easiest ways to join and participate in Braille Institute meetings and classes using Teams. It can be used on Apple and Android devices as well as Macs and PCs. Hosted by: Anaheim and Riverside Centers

Apps for Managing Stress
Jun 8 2.00 – 3.00pm
We all deal with stress, but there is stress relief available right in our pocket. Learn about accessible apps for the iPhone and Android that can help you meditate, breathe and focus.

Learn About Fall Prevention
Jun 8 10.00 – 11.30am (next one 6/25)
One in four adults fall each year. Falls can cause serious injury postponing an active life. Come explore the facts with us and join this discussion of the top 3 tips to help you stay steady on your feet. Empower yourself, your family, and friends for a safe and fun summer.
Hosted by: San Diego and Riverside Centers

Empowerment Training 4 Week Series (Week 2)
Jun 9 2.00 – 3.00pm
Learn techniques to boost your confidence and protect yourself when put in a vulnerable position.

How to Access Free Audiobooks using the BARD App
Jun 9 1.30 – 2.30pm (next one 8/11)
Learn how to instantly download audio books and magazines for free using the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) app. Hosted by: Anaheim, Laguna Hills and Riverside Centers

Introducing Amazon Alexa
Jun 9 10.00 – 11.30am (next one 7/7)
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

Low Vision 101
Jun 9 11.00am – 12.00pm
Who, what, and the importance of Braille Institute’s Low Vision Program. Learn how our free low vision consultation can help you and get an overview of our free low vision services.
Hosted by: San Diego Center

Basic Principles of Contrast
Jun 10 3.00 – 5.00pm
Using contrast is an essential coping strategy for people with low vision. The more contrast, the easier it is to find and use objects, complete daily tasks and remain independent. Learn the simple methods to utilize contrast techniques to maximize vision and safety in your home and outdoors. Hosted by: Coachella Valley Center

Using Social Media
Jun 10 10.00 – 11.30am (next one 6/24)
Learn how easy it is to join and manage your social media channels. Get social! Hosted by: Laguna Hills and Riverside Centers

All About the White Cane
Jun 11 1.00 – 2.30pm
A representative from Ambutech canes will be presenting about the different canes and accessories provided. There are no longer just white and red canes! How about purple and pink canes or an all-black cane? Know when it is appropriate to use these different canes. They will also go over types of canes for different ambulatory needs.
Hosted by: Anaheim Center

Braille Literacy
Jun 11 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

Low Vision Low Tech ADL Tips (next one 6/25)
Jun 11 10.00 – 11.00am
This bi-weekly workshop will focus on low tech tips for various activities for daily living. Hosted by: San Diego Center

Understanding Diabetes and its Effect on Vision
Jun 11 2.00 – 3.30pm (monthly – next one 7/9)
This is an informative presentation for individuals interested to learn about the importance of checking your blood sugar and how high/low blood sugar levels effect vision.
Hosted by: Riverside Center

Understanding Vision Loss
Jun 14 10.00am - 12.00pm En Español (next one 8/9)
Para aquellos que estén interesados en aprender sobre los conceptos básicos de la ceguera y la discapacidad visual.
Organizado por: Centros de Anaheim, Coachella Valley y Riverside

Empowerment Training 4 Week Series (Week 3)
Jun 16 2.00 – 3.00pm
Learn techniques to boost your confidence and protect yourself when put in a vulnerable position.

Las chicas se ven bien ... se sienten bien (Gals Look Good… Feel Good )
Jun 16 1.00-2.00pm En Español
¡No es necesario pasar por rutinas extremas para sentirse y verse bien todos los días! En este taller aprenderá cómo mantener buenas rutinas de higiene personal, consejos y trucos para aumentar su confianza, comprar productos de cuidado personal cuando tenga un presupuesto limitado, etc. Se enviará un kit especial a los primeros 15 estudiantes que se inscriban . Organizado por: Los Ángeles Center

Delivery Services: Instacart and Online Shopping
Jun 17 10.00 – 11.30am (next one 6/23)
Learn safer, easier ways to obtain your groceries and complete essential shopping all from the comfort of your home. We will teach you how to order groceries using your computer, smart phone, or tablet. You will also learn about the other delivery options from your favorite stores and restaurants. Hosted by: Anaheim and Riverside Centers

Understanding Vision Loss
Jun 17 10.00am – 12.00pm (next one 6/18)
For those who are interested in learning about the basics of blindness and visual impairment. Hosted by: Anaheim, Coachella Valley and Riverside Centers

Book Club (Monthly)
Jun 18 1.00 – 2.30pm
For visually impaired students, friends and family members interested in virtual travel to amazing places and through time. Meet others book enthusiasts who share a passion for novels and incredible fiction and non-fiction stories.
Hosted by: San Diego Center

Braille 101
Jun 18 1.00 – 2.30pm
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

Orientation and Mobility Basics and Human Guide Training
Jun 18 1.00 – 2.30pm (next one 7/16)
Learn safety and human guide techniques and best practices for interacting with and supporting individuals with vision loss while social distancing.
Hosted by: Anaheim Center

Understanding Vision Loss
Jun 18 10.00am – 12.00pm (next one 7/9)
For those who are interested in learning about the basics of blindness and visual impairment. Hosted by: Anaheim, Coachella Valley and Riverside Centers

What’s the Difference Between Android and iOS (Apple) Devices?
Jun 18 10.00 – 11.30am
A demonstration of different accessibility features that each device has to offer. We will go over the advantages and disadvantages of both devices, as well as some of the apps that work on each. Hosted by: Laguna Hills Center

Young Adult Group
Jun 18 2.00 – 3.00pm (more dates in July)
Introducing a program for visually impaired young adults. This program will provide a space for socialization and connection while preparing for next steps toward an independent life. Curriculum will be shaped by participating students. Hosted by: San Diego Center

Delivery Services: Instacart and Online Shopping
Jun 23 1.30 – 2.30pm (next on 7/15)
Learn safer, easier ways to obtain your groceries and complete essential shopping all from the comfort of your home. We will teach you how to order groceries using your computer, smart phone, or tablet. You will also learn about the other delivery options from your favorite stores and restaurants. Hosted by: Anaheim and Riverside Centers

Empowerment Training 4 Week Series (Week 4)
Jun 23 2.00 – 3.00pm
Learn techniques to boost your confidence and protect yourself when put in a vulnerable position.

Using Social Media
Jun 24 10.00 – 11.30am (next one 7/8)
Learn how easy it is to join and manage your social media channels. Get social! Hosted by: Laguna Hills and Riverside Centers

Alimentación saludable (Healthy Eating)
Jun 25 1.00-3.00pm En Español
¡Aprenda técnicas para comprar, prepararse y comer sano! Discutiremos recetas deliciosas y saludables junto con los beneficios de comer frutas y verduras. Organizado por: Coachella Valley Center

Learn About Fall Prevention
Jun 25 1.00 – 2.00pm (next one 7/13)
One in four adults fall each year. Falls can cause serious injury postponing an active life. Come explore the facts with us and join this discussion of the top 3 tips to help you stay steady on your feet. Empower yourself, your family, and friends for a safe and fun summer.
Hosted by: San Diego and Riverside Centers

Low Vision Low Tech ADL Tips
Jun 25 10.00 – 11.00am (more dates in July)
This bi-weekly workshop will focus on low tech tips for various activities for daily living. Hosted by: San Diego Center

Make Technology Work For You
Jun 25 10.00 – 11.30am
Learn simple shortcuts, commands and apps to use with your smart devices. Hosted by: Laguna Hills Center

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