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!

Our annual breakfast event is fast approaching!

Friday, May 10 from 8:00AM- 12:00 Noon, We will have two presentations, Vispero will be presenting low-vision focused technologies and Sweetman Systems will be presenting technologies focused on those closer to fully blind. This will be a great opportunity to learn more on modern Assistive Technologies and have hands on time with the products.

On Saturday, May 18 from 9-12 noon, join us for a dining experience filled with laughter, excitement and surprises! Purchase your Breakfast at our office for only $5.00! French toast, bacon or turkey sausage, scrambled eggs and fruit! Coffee, juice and water. Space is limited! So, RSVP and purchase at our front desk by 5/6/19

Find out more about our upcomming Blind Awareness Month events here at blindnesssupport.com/blind_awareness_month.html


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


La Red Social Para Latinos (Spanish Peer Support)

Adjustment to Blindness Peer Support Group for Spanish Speaking Blind Patrons
When: Friday, April 12, 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, April 12, 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.

the american red cross logo, a red cross in a withe circle with the words amemrican red cross next to itThis month we will have speakers from the American Red Cross speaking on the topic of Earthquake safety and preparedness. Then we will talk about healthy green smoothies.



Peer Support

When: Friday, April 19, 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.

Peer Support on April 19th is called, “Meet the Candidate”. We will have 3 candidates running for ward council from various areas in the City of Riverside. If you are a Riverside resident, traveler or shopper and would like to join us, RSVP with Maria at our front desk!

10AM: Richard Rubio Ward 3 Magnolia Center, Victoria, Airport, Hawarden Hills

11AM: Erin Edwards Ward 1 Wood Streets, Grand, Downtown



Apple Devices Club

When: Friday, April 19, 2019 from 1:00- 3:00PM

A black apple logo on a white backgroundWe 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 applications that can be utilized when traveling. Navigation, point of interest identification and other apps will be discussed. After that we will have open discussion.



Braille Club

The BSS Braille Club When: Friday, March 29, 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 topics. RSVP today!


Assistive Technology Showcase

Friday, May 10 from 8:00AM- 12:00 Noon at Blindness Support Services

We will have two presentations, Vispero will be presenting low-vision focused technologies and Sweetman Systems will be presenting technologies focused on those closer to fully blind. This will be a great opportunity to learn more on modern Assistive Technologies and have hands on time with the products.

The Vispero Logo the word Vispero with an eye in the loop of the letter pFrom 8:00AM- 9:30AM, Vispero will be presenting Freedom Scientific, Enhanced Vision and Optelec low-vision products.

the Sweetman Systems Logo two overlapping S's next to the words Sweetman SystemsFrom 10:00AM- 12:00 Noon, Sweetman Systems will be presenting Freedom Scientific, Humanware, Hims and other Technologies.

RSVP at our front desk by Thursday May 9th

Download the BAM Technology Flyer


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Blind Awareness Breakfast

Saturday May 18 from 9-12 noon at Blindness Support Services

Join us for a dining experience filled with laughter, excitement and surprises! Purchase your Breakfast at our office for only $5.00! French toast, bacon or turkey sausage, scrambled eggs and fruit! Coffee, juice and water.
Space is limited! So, RSVP and purchase at our front desk by 5/6/19

Download the BAM Breakfast Flyer


50/50 Opportunity Drawing

Winner takes home ½ the pot of money!
1 ticket: $1 OR 6 tickets: $5
13 tickets: $10
Winner does not need to be present


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

Place Your Ad Here

Send form to info@blindnesssupport.com

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

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