Welcome to Blindness Support Services

We at Blindness Support Services are dedicated to teaching those who are blind or have visual impairments to become more independent and adapt to the challenges they have.

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A student looking in a shop while on a travel training exercise.
a group riding a paddle boat during our Triathalon event
a girl playing in water from one of our children's department park days



Announcements

Nothing new right now. Check back often for the latest updates and news.


Check out our Essential App Lists

There are many applications available in the app store and google play store that can assist you while you are at home, school, work or on the go.

Our Assistive Technology department has compiled a list of accessible iOS applications for your smartphone or tablet that can assist you to improve your independence.

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Essential Android Apps page graphic contains the Google Play logo.


This Month's Events

BSS calendar

BSS Calendar


How Do I RSVP?

Unless otherwise specified, BSS Hosted meetings are held via
Zoom Meetings

Please contact us to RSVP before the meeting date.
Call: (951) 341-9244 or contact our front desk at fdesk@blindnesssupport.com


Peer Support

When: Friday, May 13th, from 10am to 12noon

This month we will be discussing communication challenges faced after vision loss. We will discuss awareness of nonverbal cues, identifying how communication roles affect interactions, and strategies to overcome distractions & disorientation due to visual impairment. Join us and explore good communication behaviors!

We hope to see you here and to help you on your blind or visually impaired journey.

Technology Club

When: Friday, May 20th, from 10am to 12noon

This month we are discussing Google Meet. Google Meet is a video conferencing software developed by Google, included for free if you have any google account, and is available on computers and mobile devices.

Exploring Braille

When: Friday, May 27th, from 10am to 12noon

Have you considered learning Braille but are unsure if you are ready? Are you in the process of learning Braille but looking for additional ways to practice and refine your skills? Have you learned Braille in the past but want to discover new ways to incorporate it in your daily life? Join us on the last Friday of every month and be a part of our Braille learning community!

We will mail out materials personalized to each individual’s braille reading level so participants can follow along and work together with the group. Personalization means we can print materials in fully contracted braille for the advanced participant, and up to including the uncontracted braille alphabet for those just starting the learning process. Everyone is welcome to join and learn new and fun ways to use your growing Braille skills. RSVP early in the month to receive your worksheets on time.

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