Vaccine Days At BSS

On May 5th and May 6th, BSS will once again have COVID-19 Vaccines Available. There is no appointment or registration needed, simply come to our office and you will be able to receive your vaccine. Whether you need your first or second dose at this time, you will be able to get it here, 3696 Beatty Drive, Riverside, CA 92508.

On april 14th and 15th, we hosted a vaccination clinic in our offices. Check out this interview of our very own CEO, Pete Benavidez, where he discusses some of the hardships faced by the blind and visually impaired community during the pandemic. Watch as he gets vaccinated at our offices on Spectrum News 1.

Coffee Hour, Before Peer Support and Tech Club

In the spirit of bringing back the comradery and ambiance that was present in the lobby, the Peer Support and Technology Club zoom meetings will be open for one hour before the scheduled club meeting. Please feel free to join and chat with other participants, and use this time to get set up on zoom as we will be starting the meetings promptly when scheduled. 

Recurring Events Hosted by Blindness Support

Travel Training Workshop

When: Friday, May 7th, from 10AM to 12 noon

Priscilla, Our Travel Training Instructor, will be hosting a Travel Training workshop. During the workshop, Riverside Transit Agency Director of Planning Kristin Warsinski will be giving a presentation on the following topics:

  • May service change information
  • RTA’s response to COVID- cleanliness, safety protocols, etc.
  • Special programs- Youth/college free fares, October $5 Monthly Pass
  • Vine Street Mobility Hub project update
  • Dial A Ride (changes and safety etc.)

Peer Support

When: Friday, May 14th, from 10AM to 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.


Mobility Monday #3

When: Monday, May 17th, from 1 to 3PM

This Month we will be talking about tactile maps and the skills needed to complete one; cardinal directions, route shapes, Jacobson's 5 Point Travel System, etc.

Technology Club

When: Friday, May 21st, from 10AM to 12 noon

We have a Technology Club! We discuss topics related to all types of mobile Devices and Apps followed by open discussion. All are welcomed to Join us and learn! This month we will be discussing the voiceover rotor on iOS devices. We will have opportunities for individuals to share how they use the rotor to complete tasks on a daily basis.


Exploring Braille

When: Friday, May 28th, 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.


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 stop by our front desk

Community Events and News

Radio Comedy Play

Available Saturday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. till May 1

Fans of screwball comedies will no doubt enjoy the free radio play Mr. & Mrs. Smith by Classic Radio Road Show, offered online at starting on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 7:30 p.m., and will be available until May 1st.

Following this premier, there will be a LIVE Zoom Q. & A. at 9:00 p.m. with the cast, and a trivia game about classic radio shows. To register for the Zoom Q. & A. please email:

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