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The Braille Institute, serving tens of thousands of blind and visually impaired people

December 3, 2014

Gloria Coulston, M.S., Executive Director of the Braille Institute in Orange County, California joins eHealth Radio and the Eye Health and News Channels. The Braille Institute serves tens of thousands of blind and visually impaired people across Southern California and the United States.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Gloria Coulston discuss the following:

  • Tell us about the Braille Institute Orange County. 

What are some of the programs unique to Braille Institute and are they free? 

  • There are two brothers who are working with you on an Eagle Scout project. What are the details? 
  • How will the sensory garden be used?
  • How can people learn more about Braille Institute?

Duration: 10:31

Gloria Coulston, Executive Director at the Braille Institute - Orange County.  Originally from the beautiful state of Maine, Gloria received her Master’s Degree in Adult Education and Human Resource and Development; as well as a Business Degree from the University of Southern Maine.  She has worked as a Community Education Director for the Gorham Center for Volunteers and Community Education, as Director for Dunedin Assisted Living and as an Undergraduate Specialist and Assistant to the Chair at the University of California Irvine.

She began her work at Braille Institute in 2008 as Field Services Manager and then Assistant Director in 2010, becoming Executive Director in spring of 2014.  Gloria has a personal appreciation for Braille Institute as both her children were born legally blind and have utilized Braille Institute’s services since 1999.  Gloria uses her personal experiences raising her children, education and having an understanding of the “senior” population to spread the word about Braille Institute’s free services.


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