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Coming to the Earle Baum Center
Sunday, Nov. 19th 2017
10:30am to Noon
You are Invited to Attend the Crossroads 2017 Touring Company Production of

Donations Welcome


How gene therapy can fight blindness


Technology Fair


Technology Fair Dec 4

Clear the decks, mark your calendars, and save the date! It's the fourth annual Earle Baum Center of the Blind Technology Fair.

The fair will be on Monday December 4, at the EBC campus from 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM. We will have the big tent again this year, and plenty of heat and lighting. This year's fair will also feature the return of the dedicated demonstration area. Room 4 will be set aside for vendors interested in giving in-depth presentations (up to 20 minutes) of their services or products to potential clients. Refreshments will be served out of Room 3.

EarleBaum Hangout

John Morris

Come join kids, volunteers, and parents of all ages and backgrounds hangout at the Earle Baum Center for the Blind with some snacks, accessible games, fun talks, and laughs.


Earle Baum Center for the Blind
4539 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401


Second Tuesday of every month at 5:30PM


Owner of Santa Rosa's Morris Heating and Sheet Metal overcomes blindness

John Morris

Photo and Article © North Bay Business Journal

John Morris can see quite well - just not with his eyes. The owner of John Morris Heating and Sheet Metal in Santa Rosa routinely beats out competitors for duct work on construction projects in Sonoma County and beyond.

"In seventh grade, I was always fascinated with metal," Morris said. He took metal shop and wood shop in high school in Santa Rosa. "I could already weld."

He learned that he could earn several times as much in sheet-metal work as he was making as a kid working at a gas station. He passed the necessary tests and became a journeyman in a sheet-metal union, working in San Francisco, Petaluma and Santa Rosa.

"My eyes started to go bad in 1985," Morris said.

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Past Events

Assistive Technology Expo (Cancelled)

Assistive Technology Expo Join us on Friday October 13th 10am to 3pm Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Grace Pavilion with free admission and parking

We're an exhibitor at the Disability Services & Legal Center (DSLC) Tech Expo, Oct 13 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds! Come see us and learn about assistive tech devices, funding resources, and more.

This event will showcase the latest technology and services that enable people with disabilities and senior citizens to live/work independently and be an equal part of the community. Exhibitors will display and promote their products and services to individuals, educating them on the use of assistive technology, modified vehicles, sexual health, home modification options, adaptive equipment, funding resources, alternative medicine and more. Our goal is to provide individuals with disabilities and aging community access services and support for their overall health and wellness in our community.

September 29 Movie Night - "Wonder Woman" - FLYER

Movie Night Sep 29 Wonder Woman


Actiview, a brand new app, will be providing Descriptive Audio, Amplified Audio & Closed Captions
Directly to YOUR personal iPhone Come try this NEW Technology!

Arrive by 6:30pm - Movie at 7:30pm
Come early to assure you have the Actiview app setup on your iPhone
Bring your earbuds or headphones and know your iTunes password.
***Donations to benefit EBC greatly appreciated***


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


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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