LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Council of
Schools and Services for the Blind (COSB) has bestowed their
highest honor, the Champion Award, to Braille Institute in
recognition of their positive and significant impact nationally
with youth who are blind or visually impaired (BVI).
"The COSB Champion Award is highly selective, and recipients are
those organizations that have truly impacted the lives of blind or
visually impaired children through their programs and services,"
said Joy Harris, Executive Director,
COSB. "I am pleased to recognize Braille Institute for their
ongoing dedication and excellence."
Braille Institute's youth and child development services provide
programs and services, completely free of charge, to families with
children who are blind or visually impaired from birth to 18 years
of age. For more than 20 years, they have highlighted the
importance of braille literacy through their highly recognized
Braille Challenge program which encourages students from across the
U.S., Canada and the U.K. to
showcase their braille literacy skills. Braille Institute's Cane
Quest program encourages student to build their orientation and
mobility skills, another important life skill. "It is truly an
honor to receive this award from COSB and to help shed light on the
importance of early intervention and education for children who are
blind or visually impaired," said Sergio
Oliva, Vice President of Programs and Services for Braille
The Champion Award was presented to Braille Institute during the
awards ceremony at the 2021 COSB Leadership Institute.
About Braille Institute
Braille Institute is a
non-profit organization that has been positively transforming the
lives of those with vision loss for more than 100 years. Braille
Institute offers a broad range of free programs, classes and
services to more than 20,000 students of all ages, and continues to
demonstrate that vision rehabilitation is a beginning, not an end.
The organization serves the community from seven centers in
Southern California, as well as
online through remote delivery of classes and services. For more
information, please visit BrailleInstitute.org. Follow on
Facebook @BrailleInstitute or on Twitter @BrailleInst.
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SOURCE Braille Institute of America