It is a big year for the Braille Institute of America, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit founded in 1919. As the organization celebrates its 100th anniversary, it will also open the new Braille Institute facility, a high-tech 14,735-square-foot building that will continue to serve Orange County residents as it has done so since 1934. Moreover, three institute students were given the honor of riding atop the Lions Club International float at this year’s Rose Parade on January 1st.
“We’ve acquired land and different houses and put together regional operations there, but we really want a new, single center that’s state-of-the-art,” said Peter Mindnich, president of the Braille Institute of America. He added, “We’re preparing for our next century of service. When we talk about our students, we don’t see boundaries; rather, we imagine possibilities.”
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