Welcome to Blindness Support Services

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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.

  • children feeling different soils to get used to different textures.
  • Using technology to enlarge text to be read.
  • A student looking in a shop while on a travel training exercise.
  • a student getting a hands on look at a refreshable braille display during an assistive technology presentation.
  • using a letter address writing guide
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Upcoming Events

2019 calendar

BSS Calendar

Unless otherwise specified, the following meetings are held at
Blindness Support Services Inc.
3696 Beatty Dr. Riverside, CA 92506

*Our Meetings are invite only. Please contact us to RSVP before the meeting date.
Call: (951) 341-9244 or stop by our front desk

Senior Day

When: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 10:00AM- 12:00PM,

Senior Day is a support group that was created to empower seniors ages 55+ that are blind or Visually Impaired to get out in their communities. Our objective is for individuals to network with others, socialize and be more confident in new environments.

This Month on July 10th Seniors will get to play Accessible Bingo and then plan a movie day for the following month. Seniors will get to decide on a movie.

Please don’t forget to RSVP to save your seat!

Book Club

When: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 1:00PM- 3:00PM

BSS is starting a book club, open to all who wish to take part. This is a new project we've never done before, so for now details are in short supply. This book club will meet the second Wednesday of every month to discuss the previous book and select the next.

We will be discussing our previous month's book "The Story of My Life" by Helen Keller. After we will discuss and decide what the next book to read before August 14th.

La Red Social Para Latinos (Spanish Peer Support)

Adjustment to Blindness Peer Support Group for Spanish Speaking Blind Patrons
When: Friday, July 12, from 10:00AM- 12:00PM

We have an Adjustment to Blindness Peer Support Group where you can come and discuss the issues you face as a person with a visual impairment. We have resources and tips to improve your independence. We have various topics and meet every second Friday of the month. This group is for people who speak Spanish.

This month Dwayna Green will be giving us a presentation about summer skin care during our Spanish Support Group.

Wellness Support Group

When: Friday, July 12, from 1:00PM- 3:00PM

Our Health & Wellness group is designed to help the blind and visually impaired pursue a safe, healthy, and active lifestyle. Topics vary monthly and generally center around diet and exercise this event is held on the second Friday of the month.

This month we will have two presenters during our wellness group. One presentation from Damsel in Defense which produces personal defense items, and another presentation about essential oils and their benefits.

Peer Support

When: Friday, July 19, 2019 from 10:00AM- 12:00PM

We have a Peer Support group where individuals that are blind are visually impaired can interact with others. We have various topics and activities. We meet every third Friday of the month.

Apple Devices Club

When: Friday, July 19, 2019 from 1:00- 3:00PM

A black apple logo in a white squareWe discuss topics related to Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Devices and Apps followed by open discussion. It is free to our Blind patrons and do not forget to bring your iPad, iPod, or your iPhone. If you do not have an Apple Device, but would like to Join us and learn, you are welcome to come! We meet the third Friday of every month.

This month, we will be discussing streaming services like YouTube as well as others. Open discussion will follow

Braille Club

The BSS Braille ClubWhen: Friday, July 26, 2019 from 10:00AM- 12:00PM

Join us and have fun reading Braille material in uncontracted and contracted formats. Come and be a part of this club to maintain and increase the fluency of your Braille reading skills. We meet the last Friday of every month with various activities and topics. RSVP today!

If you would like to be involved or for more information about Blind Awareness Month Activities, you can contact us at: (951) 341-9244.

Would you like to Volunteer?

If you are interested for internship or volunteering and are 18 years of age or older
fill out and email the form below.

All volunteers will be screened.

Download the Volunteer Form

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Send form to info@blindnesssupport.com

If you would like more information,
please contact us at:
(951) 341-9244.

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