East Bay Center for the Blind

General Information

East Bay Center for the Blind
2928 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703-2503
(510) 843 6935

Brief Description

Owned and operated by people who are blind, for more than sixty-five years, the Center was founded in 1939 when three blind people decided to establish a place for blind people to meet, share common problems, develop living skills, and have fun.
As a public benefits organization, the Center is open to both members and non-members, all of whom are welcome to participate in classes and social events. The East Bay Center for the Blind provides educational programs and classes, referral to community services and resources.
Social events include games such as cards and bingo, audiodescribed movies, an annual picnic, holiday parties and talent shows, bake sales, and other fundraising events. Classes include Braille and adaptive computer instruction, exercise, ceramics, music appreciation, memory enhancement and support.


Leah Gardner, Computer Instruction, eastbaycenterfortheblind@gmail.com, 510 510-

Jan Santos, General Manager

Anita March, President

Services Offered

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers computer training.

  • Recreation Services
    • Offers arts and crafts, creative writing, chorus, music appreciation, and weekend social activities.

  • Assistive Products
    • Distributes white canes and tips, braille supplies, and craft items. Products for sale on site. Assists elderly adults in procuring assistive devices.

  • Counseling
    • Offers life-enrichment classes.

  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Offers braille classes for the elderly.

  • Health
    • Offers Meridian massage and Tai Chi classes.