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Blindness Support Services Inc.

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3696 Beatty Drive

Riverside, CA 92506


(951) 341-9244


(951) 341-6335

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Children's Department
Technology Department
Independent Living Skills
Orientation & Mobility Training
Travel Training
Braille Department
Department of Older Adults
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Welcome to Blindness Support Services

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All of the staff at BSS.

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  • An assistive technology instructor is teaching Zoom Text to a blind student
  • Travel Training event at BSS
  • A student is learning how to use JAWS on his laptop computer.
  • Ramiro is learning how to type Braille on a Perkins Braille Typewriter.
  • Teresa is learning how to paint her nails with her independent living skills instructor.
  • Timothy German is learning how to cook in his independent living skills class.
  • Antonia Quesada sitting next to white mobolity canes used for blind children.
  • A blind child is learning how to use her white mobility cane in our children's department.
  • A blind parent and her daughter are coming to the children's department at BSS.
  • Richard is learning assistive technology at BSS.
  • Two blind children hug each other in the children's department.
  • Teresa is learning how to use her iPhone in the assistive technology department.
  • Ciro is teaching Octavia how to read Braille.
  • Christine Davidson is teaching Sal how to type Braille.
  • Learning Braille is fun at BSS.
  • Learning how to walk with trained guide dogs who assist the blind.
  • Getting on the bus with a travel training instructor from BSS
  • Learning orientation and mobility at BSS.
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We are dedicated to teaching those who are blind or have visual impairments to become more independent and adapt to the challenges they have.

Upcoming Events

Adjustment to Blindness Peer Support Group for Spanish Speaking Blind Patrons

The Spanish speaking peer support group.

Free to the public. We have an Adjustment to Blindness Peer Support Group where you can come and discuss the issues you face as a blind person. This group is for people who speak Spanish. This group meets on the second Friday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

This week we will be having our end of the year pot-luck. We will be planning next year's events and we will be playing Loteria using Braille.

Health Fair for DPSS Social Workers

On 10-15-15, BSS Children’s Department will be participating in a Health Fair for DPSS Social Workers in the Metro & West corridors.

It will be at 11070 Magnolia Ave. Riverside, Ca. 92505 from 10am until 12pm.

If you have any questions, contact Lolita Barnard at (951) 715-2656

Download the Health Fair Flyer.

Fall Make-It Take-It

The Holiday Season Festivities kick-off for the Children’s Program will be on October 28, 2015 from 9am until 12pm.

It is a Make-It-Take-It Literacy event for Blind/visually impaired children ages 0-5.

RSVP’s a must to ensure enough supplies for attendees.

Please call (951) 341-9244 to save your spot.

A costume parade through the office will be the highlight of the event. Bring your child dressed to impress.

Monetary donations or donated candy for Trick-Or-Treat goodie bags would be welcome and appreciated.

If you have any questions, contact Lolita at 951-715-2656

Download the Make-It Take-It flyer.

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.

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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.