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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Announcement!

New Event! Book Club

On Wednesday June 12 2019 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.


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


Children's Department Make it and Take it

When: Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 10:00AM- 1:00PM,

We will be celebrating those that are the most important to our kiddos. You are all amazing for participating and caring for your child. We would like to take the time to celebrate how awesome you all are! We will be hosting a light brunch and creating a fun item for all of you to take home! Please RSVP to save your spots.

*Pre order Mug $1.00 OR * Bring your own Plain White Mug
*When you RSVP notify us of any Food Allergies.

This event is only for those who participate in our children's department.
RSVP by June 3rd @ (951) 341-8356


Senior Day: Pearls program & Details on Travel Training Beach Trip

When: Wednesday, June 12, 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.

Wednesday June 12th Pearls will be presenting on their free senior program. This program encourages seniors to live active and rewarding lives for late-life depression. They provide in home training to an individual with the help of a team of a Pearls counselor, clinical supervisor and health provider. Join us to learn more on this amazing program. We will also be giving out details to a beach trip for the upcoming month.

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


New Event! Book Club

When: Wednesday, June 12, 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.

This is the first meeting so we will be discussing and showing how to get access to books for low or no cost and deciding on the first book. Light refreshments will be present.


La Red Social Para Latinos (Spanish Peer Support)

Adjustment to Blindness Peer Support Group for Spanish Speaking Blind Patrons
When: Friday, June 14, 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, June 14, 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.

Half the year has come and gone, so we will be having a presentation on stress and management done by Dignity Health. After the presentation will be doing a small walk to the park and back! Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing! Don’t forget to RSVP


Peer Support

When: Friday, June 21, 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, June 21, 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 cloud services for iPhone and iPad. Managing and creating documents on one platform and access the files with your Mac or Windows computer.


Braille Club

The BSS Braille Club When: Friday, June 28, 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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