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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Announcement!

The following regular meetings will not be meeting in the month of November:
La Red Social Para Latinos (Spanish Peer Support)
Health and Wellness Support Group
Descriptive Movie Day
Braille Club


Upcoming Events

2018 calendar

BSS Calendar


Apple Devices Club

Friday, November 9 from 1pm-3pm at Blindness Support Services

This months topic will be Navigation apps when traveling via walking, car or transit information when riding the bus, Metro link or other forms of transportation. If you cannot make it this month, we will see you for the next Apple Devices meeting!

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.


Peer Support

Friday, November 16 from 10am-12noon at Blindness Support Services

Are you having difficulties adjusting to blindness? 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.


Children's Christmas Party

Friday, December 7 from 10am-3pm at Blindness Support Services

We will have a day full of fun activities such as: Popcorn Palace, Music Mania, Puppet Story Time And a visit from… Santa!


Travel Training workshop

Tuesday, December 11 from 9:30am-3:30pm at Blindness Support Services

The Travel Training Program will be hosting a workshop highlighting techniques on how to plan a trip on the fixed route bus. Utilizing those skills, the group will ride the city bus to a shopping center near the Galleria Mall to shop for the holidays.

Bus fare for client: 70 cents each way

Meeting point: Blindness Support Services at 9:30am
Bus leaves Route 1 West (Magnolia and Beatty): 9:44am
Arrives at the Galleria Mall: 10:09am

RETURN
Bus leaves Galleria Mall (Gold line): 3:06
Arrives at BSS(Sunnyside Magnolia): 3:25

RSVP: PLEASE RSVP by December 7, 2018 with with Priscilla Ochoa
(951)341-8025 or (951) 288- 1248 or pochoa@blindnesssupport.com


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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.

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

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