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Braille Institute Los Angeles Center

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community
  • Computers & Technology
  • People with Disabilities
  • Seniors


741 North Vermont AvenueLos Angeles, CA 90029 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Braille Institute is a nonprofit organization that embraces the challenge of sight loss in all its facets and rejects its perceived limitations, with the belief that vision rehabilitation is a beginning, not an end.


Braille Institute offers a variety of services to people who are blind and visually impaired, from mobility and technology training, to low vision rehabilitation and home visits, to arts and exercise classes, to a vast library of braille and audio titles for every age, and more. Each year, we help tens of thousands of people regain and maintain their independence. Thanks to generous donations, Braille Institute services are available free of charge.


Would you recommend Braille Institute Los Angeles Center?
4 reviews Write a review
by Mia C. (June 30, 2016)
None of the people I know do volunteer work, so I'm never in the position for people to recommend this place , or any other place to me.
by Jocelyn M. (May 26, 2010)
This is a great way to get involved in our community.
by Ken F. (March 24, 2010)
I have been legally blind in my left eye (AMD) since 1988. I developed a puckered preretinal membrane in my right eye early in 2003 & was legally blind in that eye also for two years. During that period, I attended meetings at the L.A. Braille Institute, bought items from the store, and received valuable help and encouragement from the organization. Among things that impressed & inspired me during my visits WERE displays of work, including art & photos, by others with impaired vision. I had been a writer, photographer & photojournalist for decades, and had begun to work with computer graphics during the mid-1980s while a supervisor in the Art Department at Hughes Aircraft Co. Seeing the often-impressive work of others helped inspire me to continue with my photography - and to delve even further into creation of digital abstract art, using a large monitor, various magnifying devices (which I learned about from the Institute) and very strong reading glasses.

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