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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.

Braille Instruction

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

Yoga for the Blind & Visually Impaired Class

Meets Wednesdays, 2:15 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. A new 6-week session will begin August 24th running through September 28th. The fee for this 6-week session is $30. 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. New session will begin September 27, 2016. 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 European Modernism: 1900-1940. Discussions take place about the evolution of art through time and how it relates to the present. Try your hands at some art making guided by Deborah Little Bear. For more information, contact Patricia Jefferson at (707) 636-2314 or jefferson@earlebaum.org.

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Ukulele Class for Beginners

Meets Tuesdays, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM. New Session Starting October 4th - December 13th. One-time fee of $50 for a 10-week session. Class space is limited, so please do not wait to sign up for the fun! For more information, contact Denise Vancil at (707) 523-7832. To register for the class, please call our office at (707) 523-3222.