Announcements

We will have a Talking Braille Display Showcase on Friday, August 5th, From 10am to 12noon

This Friday, we will have Bob Sweetman in our office to show off talking and refreshable braille displays and how they may benefit your everyday life. This will be our first hybrid event!

For the safety of all in-person participants we will require face coverings inside our office. If you RSVP for an in-person seat but unexpectedly feel unwell the day of our event, we ask that you attend via zoom.

In person seating is First Come First Serve, so RSVP quickly.

We are having an OrCam Device Showcase on Friday, August 19th, from 10am to 12noon

We will have a demonstration of a couple OrCam devices. The OrCam MyEye Pro is a glasses mountable assistive technology which converts visual information into audio in real time. With the MyEye Pro you can read anything, books, menus, bank and credit card statements, emails or any text from any surface; enjoy an independent shopping experience, identify family, friends and more.
Additionally, The OrCam Read is a handheld device that converts text to audio in real time. This device provides access to text on any surface, be it a document on the table or a curved page in a book. Even scan full pages for conversion to a digital file format.

We will have hands on individual demo sessions available in the afternoon, after the presentation. We encourage all who can to attend in person and get a hands-on experience with these OrCam products and see how these could help you.

For the safety of all in-person participants we will require face coverings inside our office. If you RSVP for an in-person seat but unexpectedly feel unwell the day of our event, we ask that you attend via zoom.

RSVP early to secure your in person seat!

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. 


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


Recurring Events Hosted by Blindness Support

Peer Support

When: Friday, August 12th, from 10am to 12noon

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.

This month we will have a guest speaker leading our discussion on handline depression and anxiety after becoming low or no vision.

Technology Club

When: In August, our Technology Club is being replaced by the OrCam Showcase

We have a Technology Club! We discuss topics related to all types of mobile Devices and Apps followed by open discussion. Common topics include Travel apps to assist with getting around, Text recognition to help with reading printed documents, and other generally useful apps for everyday use. All are welcomed to Join us and learn!

Check back next month for our topic announcment

Exploring Braille

When: In August, Exploring Braille is being replaced by the Talking Braille Display Showcase

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!

We will 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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