Please note that class schedules may vary and not all classes are available at all times. For current class schedule or enrollment information, contact the EBC at (707) 523-3222.
Note: there may be a fee for the class or supplies.
Introduction to Vision Loss
For people who have recently experienced sight loss or have not yet dealt with their vision loss. Introduces information, techniques and equipment to allow you to continue leading an active life. 10-12 weekly sessions.
Living with Vision Loss
Assists blind and visually impaired people in adjusting to the emotions of losing their sight. 12 weekly sessions.
Assistive Technology Services
Evaluates a person's skills and needs, and offers individualized recommendations. Training is offered in the use of adaptive hardware and software such as, notetakers, cell phones, magnifiers, screen readers, scanning & optical character recognition, Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) systems and more. Instruction schedule based on individual needs.
Independent Living Skills
Teaches adaptive skills for cooking, hygiene, shopping, financial management, cleaning, clothing color matching, gift wrapping and much more. Instruction schedule based on individual needs.
Orientation and Mobility
Teaches blind or visually impaired persons the skills they require to travel independently, safely and confidently throughout their environments. Specific instruction covers spatial concepts, sensory awareness, independent movement including cane skills, and the use of public transportation.
Much more than a reading tool, Braille is integral to independence. Learn labeling of many items including foods, files, clothing, games and more. Instruction schedule based on individual needs.
Exercise and Fitness
Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Find Your Balance Class
Meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays of Every Month, 1:30 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. - Room 3. Movements designed to help improve your balance!
Yoga for the Blind & Visually Impaired Class
Meets Wednesdays, 2:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. Starting October 14th - December 16th. One-time fee of $50 for the class series. Mats, blocks, and straps will be provided. For registration and information, contact the Earle Baum Center at (707) 523-3222.
Art History Class Through Touch and Sound
Meets Tuesdays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Starting January 12th - March 15th. One-time fee of $55 for materials required. Elizabeth Cooley scholarship available. You are invited to attend a 10-week Creative art group at the Earle Baum Center. Our subject is Baroque art in the Seventeenth Century. We will study Architecture, Sculpture and Paintings of Italy, Spain, France and Holland. This class is a multisensory learning system for people who are blind and visually impaired. Tactile diagrams are accompanied by superb audio explanations. Try your hands at some art making guided by Deborah Little Bear. For more information, contact Patricia Jefferson at (707) 636-2314 or email@example.com.