Welcome to Blindness Support Services
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.
Touch Free Environment
On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, BSS began its transition to a Touch Free Office Environment. As we move forward during these challenging times, such efforts are directed in making our training facility as safe as possible.
Special acknowledgments go out to our Contractor Stronghold engineering for helping us make this happen.
Riverside County Voting Info
For those in Riverside County who wish to vote in the upcoming November Election, we have information regarding save voting and how it will be handled found here.
Essential App Lists
There are many applications available in the app store and google play store that can assist you while you are at home, school, work or on the go.
Our Assistive Technology department has compiled a list of accessible iOS applications for your smartphone or tablet that can assist you to improve your independence.
This Month's Events
Unless otherwise specified, the following meetings are held
Via Zoom Meetings
*Our Meetings are invite only. Please contact us to RSVP before the meeting date.
Call: (951) 341-9244 or contact our front desk at email@example.com
We will be having 2 Peer Support meetings this month.
Friday, October 9, from 10AM to 12 noon
For our first meeting of the month we will have a guest speaker discussing communication and social skills useful for pursuing employment.
Friday, October 16, from 10AM to 12 noon
For our second meeting of the month we will have a speaker from the Department of Rehabilitation. The goal is to help participants navigate Social Security benefits and how they change as you transition into working.
Please send us any questions you have so our speaker can prepare the information that is important to our attendees. Given that this is in a group setting, answers will be broad and general. However, attendees will be given information to arrange a one on one meeting and discuss their specific situation in detail.
When: Friday, October 23, from 10AM to 12 noon
This month we will demonstrate and discuss new accessibility features in iOS 14. Though we will be discussing iOS 14, we do not currently recommend updating due to instability and issues with accessability features. If you have already updated and you've found a practical way to use new iOS features, please be ready to share your findings as well!
When: Friday, October 30, from 10AM to 12 noon
Have you considered learning Braille but are unsure if you are ready? Are you in the process of learning Braille but looking for additional ways to practice and refine your skills? Have you learned Braille in the past but want to discover new ways to incorporate it in your daily life? Then come join us on the last Friday of every month and be a part of our Braille learning community. All individuals are welcome to come and see what Braille is all about and learn new and fun ways to use your growing Braille skills.