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.
Early Voting Location
Saturday, May 26 10:00AM-4:00PM at Blindness Support Services
3696 Beatty Drive, Riverside, CA 92506
There will be voting units that are accessible to the blind and visually impaired at our facility! First time voting on an accessible unit? No problem we will show you how to use it.
Read more about accessible voting here
Spanish Peer Support
Friday, May 11 from 10am-12noon at Blindness Support Services
Free to the public. We have an Adjustment to Blindness Peer Support Group where you can come and discuss the issues you face as a blind person. This group is for people who speak Spanish.
This month Participants will learn how to prepare themselves during high temperatures during the summer.
Wellness Support Group
Friday, May 11 from 1pm-3pm at Blindness Support Services
This month we will be discussing living with diabetes. We will have a guest speaker from the Riverside Community Health Foundation to talk to us about living with diabetes.
Please ensure you arrive 5 minutes early for a prompt start time of 1:30pm.
RSVP to Lisa on (951) 341 0232 by Wednesday the 7th of March.
Breakfast in the Dark
Saturday May 12 from 9-11 am at Blindness Support Services
$7.00 Breakfast will include French Toast, Bacon or Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Fruit. Coffee, Juice, and water. Buy tickets with our Receptionist.
50/50 Opportunity Drawing:
Tickets are also being offered for our 50/50 drawing to be held at the Breakfast in the Dark. Winner takes home one Half of the Amount collected. 1 Ticket for $1.00, 6 Tickets for $5.00 and 13 tickets for $10.00. For more information please call (951) 341-6333.
Friday, May 18 from 10am-12noon at Blindness Support Services
The Adjustment to Blindness is a peer group of Blind and Visually Impaired individuals who come together to discuss the issues about blindness and the challenges of coping with being Blind. Come to this meeting for open discussions about these issues. This group meeting is free to the public
This month we will have guest speaker Carlos Lamadrid from, Riverside University Health System (RUHS) – Behavioral Health. Carlos will be giving a presentation on men's self care and wellness.
Apple Devices Club
Friday, May 18 from 1pm - 3pm at Blindness Support Services
It's free to our Blind patrons and don't forget to bring your iPad, iPod, or your iPhone. There are many innovations to aid people who are blind. There are Apps for that and we will show you how to use them.
This month we will be discussing iOS 11.3 features and improvements.
Friday, May 25 from 10am-12noon at Blindness Support Services.
Come on in and be a part of this club. Members must be able to read basic alphabets to complete words independently. We focus on maintaining and increase the fluency of your Braille reading skills.
Braille Club Rewards
Participants earn free entry to one Descriptive Video of their choice after attending ten consecutive Braille Club meetings. 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.
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.
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