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.

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A student looking in a shop while on a travel training exercise.
a group riding a paddle boat during our Triathalon event
a girl playing in water from one of our children's department park days



Announcements

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

When: Saturday, January 28th, from 11am - 3:30pm

There will be a COVID-19 vaccination clinic held at our main office, 3696 Beatty Dr, Riverside, Ca 92506. The bivalent booster from Moderna and Pfizer will be available. Walk ins are welcomed, and if you would like to sign up for an appointment ahead of time follow the links below.
Pfizer: https://tinyurl.com/3ux3hx54
Moderna: https://tinyurl.com/5t2y7cmk


Check out our 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.

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Essential Android Apps page graphic contains the Google Play logo.


This Month's Events

BSS calendar

BSS Calendar


How Do I RSVP?

Unless otherwise specified, BSS Hosted meetings are held via
Zoom Meetings

Please contact us to RSVP before the meeting date.
Call: (951) 341-9244 or contact our front desk at fdesk@blindnesssupport.com


Peer Support

When: Friday, January 13th, from 10am-12 noon

We have a Peer Support group where individuals that are blind are visually impaired can interact with others. We cover a wide variety of topics and activities, and we meet every second Friday of the month.

 

Technology Club

When: Friday, January 20th, from 10am-12 noon

This month we are discussing the different electronic braille displays and notetakers. Join us to explore the different makes and models available and learn how these differences may help you in your everyday life!

Exploring Braille

When: Friday, January 27th, from 10am-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? Join us on the last Friday of every month and be a part of our Braille learning community!

Remember to RSVP for next month’s meeting! We mail out materials personalized to each individual’s braille reading level so participants can follow along and work together with the group. Personalization means we can print materials in fully contracted braille for the advanced participant, and up to including the uncontracted braille alphabet for those just starting the learning process. Everyone is welcome to join and learn new and fun ways to use your growing Braille skills. RSVP early in the month to receive your worksheets on time.

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