Welcome to Blindness Support Services
BSS staff photo 2015
Make It Take It Summer Sensory Play Group
We had a great time at Make-it Take-It. Blindness Support Services and Braille Institute had a Sensory Play Group at BSS. The kids had fun touching and feeling different textures as part of a tactile learning process.
We Have Braille Club This Friday
We have a Braille club that meets on the last Friday of the month. It is a lot of fun. Come on in and be a part of this club. We will have phrases printed in Jumbo Braille, Grade One Braille, and Grade Two Braille. Come and be a part of this club to maintain and increase the fluency of your Braille reading skills. The group meeting will be at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Braille Club Rewards
Participants earn free entry to one Descriptive Video of their choice after attending four consecutive Braille Club meetings or reading 20 unique braille strips at your designated level. Invite your Braille Reading friends to come and improve their skill with monthly practice. BSS Students have priority on space available but every Braille Reader is welcome. Remember to sign in so your participation is documented and you get credit for your accomplishments.
At Blindness Support Services we train people who are blind or visually impaired with specialized equipment and computer programs. We take in various kinds of blind people with a wide variety of needs.
Whereas some are in need of Mobility training, others need Independent Living Skills training. We also have two adjustment to blindness peer support groups that facilitate people who have lost their sight and are in need of group counseling. One group is for Spanish speakers and the other is for English speakers.
We have a Blind Children's Department where preschool age blind or visually impaired children are taught with tactile learning props and teaching tools as a precursor to reading Braille.
There is a Blind parenting class for parents who are blind and need help raising children who can see.
There are Independent Living Skills instructors that go into senior citizens homes and teach independent living skills to seniors who are blind or visually impaired. There are a lot of different classes and resources here at blindness support services.
Our goal is to help people who are blind achieve a higher level of independence so they can function by themselves in society.
If you would like more information, please contact us at our main office by calling (951) 341-9244.