Classes and Activities

Due to the seriousness of the Coronavirus and concern for the well-being of our community, EBCB is closed until further notice. We encourage everyone to take all possible precautions, and be well.

— Jan Santos, Executive Director

EBCB Computer Lab photo
Note:  Ceramics, Exercise and Music Appreciation classes are hosted by
the Berkeley Adult School.

Tuesday: Ceramics, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Instructor: — Kathleen Rowe.

Tuesday: Exercise and Movement class, 2:00 to 3:30 PM. — Instructor: Kathleen Davis.

Wednesday: Mindfulness Meditation, 1:00 to 2:30. — Led by David Cook.

Thursday: Memory Support Group, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. — Instructor: Carol Kehoe.

Friday: Music Appreciation, 1:00 to 3:00 PM. — Instructor: Diana Perry.

First Thursday of each month: Bingo, 1:00 to 3:00 PM. — Cover charge $2.00.

First Friday of each month: Book Club, 10:00 to 11:00 AM.  — Facilitators: Patty Nash and Dorothy Doraville. —  Book club selections: June, DBC 16765 All Together In One Place; July, DB92036 With Every Breath; August, DB92510 Every Breath.

Second and fourth Fridays:  Vision Loss Peer Support group, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. — Facilitators: Carrie Carter and Patty Overland.

Third Friday of each month:  Writing Club, 10:00 to 11:00 AM. — Facilitators: Dorothy Donaville and Patty Nash.

Technology Training available by appointment:
all specific instructor at 510-843-6935.  Adaptive computer with JAWS, Instructor Fran Franks. iPhone Instructor Fran Franks.  Zoom Text with JAWS (Fusion) Instructor Mike Gorman. Braille Instructor Patty Nash. Victor Stream Instructor Patty Nash.

Drop-in Victor Stream Questions and Answers session:  2nd and 4th Fridays, 1:00 to 3:00 PM.  Drop-ins are okay.  Specific tasks will be  addressed each session, but questions are welcome. Contact Patricia Nash at 510-843-6935.

Workshop series:  JAWS 101B, getting more out of JAWS:

These workshops may interest people who already use JAWS, but mainly use only ARROW KEYS, TAB, ENTER, and SPACE BAR for navigation, and they would like to learn stronger and more efficient ways to access whatever they do on a PC with Windows.

This will be a hands-on, two-hour, twice a month, group training series in the EBCB computer lab. People can join the workshop any time. Come to one meeting, or however many times they want. The first JAWS workshop will be Wednesday, July 3, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. After that, the workshops will be on the first and third Fridays of the month, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. RSVP required for each individual session. Contact Fran Franks at 510-843-6935 or email

Five computers are provided in the computer lab, but people are welcome to bring their own laptops as desk-space permits.  Those wanting to bring their own laptops should find out in advance if there will be enough room. Taking notes or recording the workshop is strongly encouraged. Handouts will be provided electronically or in Braille. Bring a thumb drive or SD card to receive handouts.