Braille Institute Riverside Neighborhood Center

Posted: 03/15/2022

“The dedicated volunteers at our Riverside neighborhood center are eager to serve and help people with low vision. Your autonomy can be regained in our center or through home visits. – Frank Pefley, Regional Manager

6974 Brockton Avenue, Suite 100
Riverside, California 92506

With over 100 years in business, the Braille Institute helps blind and visually impaired people of all ages seeking employment readiness and life skills assistance. The Braille Institute offers a wide range of free programs and services including: career counselling, adaptive technology training, independent living skills, employment readiness skills, sensory social interaction and college and career readiness. They offer home services, low vision rehabilitation, and programs such as the music program and the phone reading program.

For school-aged children with low vision, the Braille Institute offers workshops led by their Child Development Program that aim to create a strong foundation by working with educators and parents. Through hands-on learning, students and their families explore key resources such as college visits, career exploration, the Johnny Mercer Music Program, and advocacy support to promote independence, ultimately leading to a better quality of life.

In addition, the Braille Institute’s internal library offers services that benefit everyone. Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the browsing area, client computer, Wi-Fi, expert reading advisors, CCTV, BARD station, scheduled BARD sessions and Project SHELF, which allows downloading of locally produced books.

For those with low or no vision, there is an extremely high need for services in this area; The Braille Institute’s local location in Riverside provides easier access than traveling to other locations in Anaheim, Palm Desert, Los Angeles, Laguna Hills, San Diego, or Santa Barbara.

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