Upcoming Events

Cinco de Mayo — Learn, Lunch and Listen


Please join us on Saturday, May 5th from 10 AM until 3:30 PM.

A free technology workshop on accessible calendars will be offered from 10 AM until noon. Former EBCB technology instructor Leah Gardner will teach accessible methods of navigating the Microsoft Outlook calendar application with JAWS. She will also demonstrate the highly functional Google calendar app for those who use iPhones or Android phones.

From 12:15 to 1:15, a light Cinco De Mayo lunch will be served, including chips, salsa, guacamole, taco salad, Louise’s famous punch, and a fiesta dessert. The cost for lunch will be $6.00. Soda and water will be available for $1.00 each.

From 1:15 until 3:30, an audio described movie, to be announced later, will be presented. Help us christen our brand new popcorn maker. Other movie treats will also be for sale.

Please RSVP by May 2nd by phoning 510 843-6935
or email eastbaycenterfortheblind@gmail.com.


You’re Invited to our next Workshop


On May 19th, the Center will present a workshop on Housing Rights and Resources.

This will be the fourth workshop in our series on principles of advocacy for self and others in the visually-impaired community, particularly low-income minorities in the Bay Area.

Where:  The East Bay Center for the Blind, 2928 Adeline St. Berkeley, California.

WhenSaturday May 19, 2018, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Registration: Please register with Kelly McCarthy no later than Friday May 11 2018.
Registration cost at the door will be $10.00 including lunch.

Transportation reimbursement is available if needed (as our budget permits).

For more information or to register, phone  510-843-6935
or email   eastbaycenterfortheblind@gmail.com.
 

Previous Workshops (historical information)


On March 17th, the Center held a workshop on Social Security and Healthcare benefits, resources and rights. This was the third workshop in our four-part series on principles of advocacy for self and others in the visually-impaired community, particularly low-income minorities in the Bay Area.

On November 4th 2017, the Center presented “Transportation and Mobility Advocacy.”  This day-long workshop was the second in our innovative four-part series designed to convey principles of self-advocacy to the visually impaired community, specifically low income minorities throughout the Bay Area.

The first workshop, “Fundamentals of Advocacy,” was held on September 30th.  This creative approach to self advocacy fundamentals presented dynamic panelists who engaged the audience and spurred all involved to advocate for themselves as well as the greater community.