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The Earle Baum Center for the Blind provides focused instruction. Our proven curricula is delivered by professionals and designed to help sight-impaired persons gain skills needed to live independent, successful lives. We offer instruction in the following areas.

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES Evaluates your skills and offers instruction in the use of the latest adaptive hardware and software. One-on-one instruction evaluates a person's skills and needs, and offers individualized recommendations and training on: smart devices including iPhones and tablets, droid based phones, screen readers, Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) systems and more. The use of adaptive computer hardware and software that enable full participation in today's world of electronic communication and information storage and retrieval.

Group classes cover the latest in technology in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

BRAILLE INSTRUCTION Provides instruction in braille reading, writing and use of braille includes labeling foods, files, clothing, games and more. Course content is based on individual needs.

INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS Teaches adaptive skills for cooking, shopping, financial and household management, clothing color matching and more. Course content is based on individual needs in group or individual settings.

INTRODUCTION AND LIVING WITH VISION LOSS For people recently experiencing sight loss, our group classes are designed to introduce information, techniques and equipment allowing you to lead and active life. In addition, we assist in adjusting to the emotions of losing sight.

A Group instructor lead class designed to address an individual's emotional adjustment to sight loss. Safe, friendly environment with peer interaction and support.

ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY Develops the skills required to travel independently, safely and confidently through ones environment. Specific instruction covers spatial concepts, sensory awareness, white cane skills, and the use of public transportation.


Our mission is to provide opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired to improve and enrich their personal, social and economic lives.

The Earle Baum Center is a nonprofit regional community center in Santa Rosa California, serving people with sight loss in Napa, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties.


It is the Vision of the Earle Baum Center to facilitate personal independence and growth for people who are blind or vision impaired by:

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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 8:00am to 4:00pm
Friday 8:00am to 3:00pm

4539 Occidental Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Phone: (707) 523-3222
Fax: (707) 636-2768

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