News and Events
September 29 Movie Night - "Wonder Woman" - FLYER
EARLE BAUM CENTER presents WONDER WOMAN
OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT at EBC
Arrive by 6:30pm - Movie at 7:30pm
Assistive Technology Expo
Join us on Friday, October 13th, 10am to 3pm, Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Grace Pavilion, with free admission and parking.
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.
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.
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.
Owner of Santa Rosa's Morris Heating and Sheet Metal overcomes blindness
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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