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.

  • An assistive technology instructor is teaching Zoom Text to a blind student
  • children feeling different soils to get used to different textures.
  • Using technology to enlarge text to be read.
  • A blind parent and her daughter are coming to the children's department at BSS.
  • A student looking in a shop while on a travel training exercise.
  • Pavel getting a hands on look at a refreshable braille display during an assistive technology presentation.
  • Ciro is teaching Octavia how to read Braille.
  • using a letter address writing guide
  • A blind child is learning how to use her white mobility cane in our children's department.
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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

Braille Club

The BSS Braille Club When: Friday, March 29, 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 topics. RSVP today!

This month we will play The Game of Things and discuss other fun braille Games.

Senior Day

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

a bingo card with red circular bingo markers around itSenior 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.

In April, seniors will be meeting here at BSS and taking a couple hours to socialize and play bingo in the company of others who are Blind or visually Impaired.

La Red Social Para Latinos (Spanish Peer Support)

Adjustment to Blindness Peer Support Group for Spanish Speaking Blind Patrons
When: Friday, April 12, 2019 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.

Wellness Support Group

When: Friday, April 12, 2019 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.

the american red cross logo, a red cross in a withe circle with the words amemrican red cross next to itThis month we will have speakers from the American Red Cross speaking on the topic of Earthquake safety and preparedness. Then we will talk about healthy green smoothies.

Peer Support

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

A black apple logo on a white backgroundWe 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 applications that can be utilized when traveling. Navigation, point of interest identification and other apps will be discussed. After that we will have open discussion.

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

Place Your Ad Here

Send form to info@blindnesssupport.com

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

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