Blindness Support Services Inc.

blindness support services logo anamation of sun rising into the words blindness support.

Helping others on their road to independence!

3696 Beatty Drive

Riverside, CA 92506


(951) 341-9244


(951) 341-6335

Children's Department
Technology Department
Independent Living Skills
Seniors 55 & Up
Mobility Training
Travel Training
Employment Preparation

Welcome to Blindness Support Services

a picture of C.E.O. Pete Benavidez and the Administrative Manager Robin Unruh at B.S.S.

The C.E.O. Pete Benavidez and Adm Mgr Robin Unruh


Bus Routes 1, 24, 27, 79, 206, 216 have changed.

If you ride these routes and you have participated in our Travel Training before, you are qualified to be retrained.

Blindness Support Services offers a Travel Training program that shows seniors, veterans and individuals with disabilities how to utilize public transportation. At the end of the program all participants will be given a FREE 30-day bus pass, a white cane, and a talking watch key-chain.

If you would like more information, please contact us at our main office by calling (951) 341-9244.

or email Priscilla Ochoa at:

Special Events!

We Have A Braille Club

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 Large 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. The topic this Friday is chocolate.

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 their 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 serve blind people from all walks of life 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.

Two blind children touching each other's faces when they meet.

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.