Classes at the Akron Blind Center
Due to COVID, we are not currently conducting classes in our facility. We will resume classes in person as soon as we safely can. We are currently holding classes on a live phone conferencing system, which is shared with our members.
Below is a list of classes we have held at the Center, so you can get an idea of the variety we have provided. Note that classes are offered according to the availability of class leaders, time availability, and interest of members to continue offering specific classes.
Braille Instruction: Learn the basics or polish your skills together
Card Making Class: Learn how to make high-quality textured greeting/holiday cards
Sewing Class: Instructors guide participants to make totes, blankets, cell carriers and more
Beading: Make necklaces, bracelets, decorations and more
Technology Assistance: Learn how to use cell phones, apps and other devices
Computer Training: Learn how to keyboard and navigate computer use using an audible program
Book Club: Audibly share and discuss books
History: Learn about history and historical events that shaped us and our country
Hat Knitting: Get assistance in making hats on a circular loom
Crafting (Copper Tooling): make frameable thin metal sheet impressions which are tactile
Singing Class: Improve your singing together, or just make joyous noise
Leather Crafting: Make wallets, purses, keychains and other crafts from leather
Music/ Bell Choir: Learn the art of bell-ringing music. Our class has performed at events in the past
Self-guided Meditation/ Yoga: a focused guided control and relaxation program
Sitter-cize (Seated Exercise) Gentle seated exercises are a great way to increase range, endurance, strength and reduce tension
Kicking It (Talking About It): an informal unscripted opportunity to chat about what comes to mind
Words to Live by (Inspiration/ Spirituality): The Scriptures are discussed, and thoughts shared
Wellness Topics: Health, well-being and improvement topics are discussed
Focus/ Support Group: Take an emotional and spiritual journey in a safe group setting
Candle Making Class: Learn how to make scented candles that you can give as gifts or keep for
INDEPENDENT LIVING ASSISTANCE
Learn basic kitchen and kitchen utensil safety, including how to successfully navigate
your kitchen and cook basic items with having a visual challenge. Instructor was a
Master Chef and will also introduce you to simple but delicious 3 ingredient
recipes you can easily make on your own.
Canes and Canines:
Learn basic white cane tips and use and how a white cane can help you navigate the world
around you. Also in this class, learn the benefits of having a guide dog and basic guide dog training tips. This class is also for sighted individuals to teach proper etiquette when interacting with a person who has visual challenges and a person who uses a guide dog.
The class schedule can change suddenly for different reasons. This list is not a guarantee of current offerings.