Independent living skills instructor teaching a blind student how to cook

Independent Living Skills Department

The Independent Living Skills Program at BSS offers the specialized training necessary for personal and home management to individuals who are blind and visually impaired.

The I.L.S. Instructor will be teaching such skills as:

Household Cleaning

Vacuuming and Sweeping Techniques

Meal Planning and Preparation

Cooking Tips

Identifying Clothing


Money Identification

Organizing a Budget

Paying Bills

Using a Handwriting Guide

Braille Labeling

Using Modern Communication Systems

Computer Keyboarding (usually taught in the Technology section.)

Internet (usually taught in the Technology section.)

Tasks include learning new ways to do many ordinary things that sighted people take for granted.

We have Independent Living Skills Instructors who work with program participants to establish course objectives. These objectives are designed to promote the consumer's ability to function independently in their home environment.

Our Departments also provide training in Spanish.

For more information please contact BSS at: (951) 341-9244