Welcome to Blindness Support Services

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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 mobility 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 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.

The Following Club meetings and Presentations will not be taking place in November

  • La Red Social Para Latinos (Spanish Peer Support)
  • Descriptive Movie Presentations
  • Adjustment to Blindness Peer Support Group
  • Health and Safety Presentation
  • Apple Devices Club
  • Braille Club

  • Upcoming Events

    2017 calendar

    BSS Calendar

    Children's Christmas Party

    There will be two Children's Christmas Parties this year one focusing on younger children(ages 0-5) and a second focusing on older graduates of the program(ages 6-12). Both of these parties will allow the children to enjoy games, lunch, a picture with santa, and much more all with their visually impaired peers.

    Friday, December 8 from 10am - 2pm at Blindness Support Services
    3696 Beatty Drive, Riverside, CA 92506

    This first party and the activities done throughout the day will be based around the younger children currently in our program (ages 0-5) and their families.

    Saturday, December 9 from 10am - 2pm at Blindness Support Services
    3696 Beatty Drive, Riverside, CA 92506

    This second party and the activities done throughout the day will be based around older children who have graduated our program (ages 6-12) and their families.

    Please RSVP for the appropriate party by Friday, December 1 by calling
    (951) 341-8256 or (951) 341-9244

    BSS Adult Consumer Christmas Party

    Friday, December 15 from 11am - 2:30pm at Cypress Springs Appartments
    Cost: $5

    This event is for adults students at BSS. There will be a cost of $5 to cover the drinks and food provided. There will be a nacho bar and drinks. Feel free to sign up to bring a salad or dessert. Please let Sal or Marla at the front desk know what you plan to bring so we can prevent duplicate dishes by telling them in person or calling
    (951)341-9244. There will be an optional gift exchange with a price limit of $10.

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

    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.

    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 with child rearing practices and advice.

    Our Department of Older Adults provides in-home visits for seniors 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 Departments also provide training in Spanish.

    Our goal is to help people who are blind achieve a higher level of independence so they can function by themselves in society.

    Would you like to Volunteer?

    If you are interested for internship or volunteering.

    E-mail a filled out form below.

    Download the Volunteer Form

    Place Your Ad Here

    All volunteers will be screened.

    Send form to info@blindnesssupport.com

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

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