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.
Friday, June 30 from 10am-12noon at BSS.
Come on in and be a part of this club. We will have phrases printed in Jumbo Braille, Uncontracted Braille, and Contracted Braille. We will focus on how to maintain and increase the fluency of your Braille reading skills.
Braille Club Rewards
Participants earn free entry to one Descriptive Video of their choice after attending four consecutive Braille Club meetings or reading 20 unique braille strips at your designated level. Invite your Braille Reading friends to come and improve their skill with monthly practice. BSS Students have priority on space available but every Braille Reader is welcome. Remember to sign in so your participation is documented and you get credit for your accomplishments.
Children's Movie Day
This event is open only to those who Participate in the Children's Department
On Thursday July 20 Blindness Support Services' Children's department will be privately showing two descriptive movies for children; Moana, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am, and Brave, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. These descriptive movies provide the opportunity for the children that are blind/ visually impaired to know what is happening at all times throughout the movie.
Participants in the Children's Department, RSVP to (951)341-8356 or (951)715-2656 NO LATER THAN Friday July 14.
If you have a child ages 0-5 and are interested on our Children department services, call us (951)715-2656 and click here to read more on how we can help children.
On July 21 Blindness Support Services will be welcoming back Andrew Berk from Disability Rights California.
He will be giving a presentation about public accommodations.
In order to make his presentation more specifically relevant, Andrew would like to know what issues you would like to be discussed: examples would be issues such as service animals in private businesses or auxiliary aids and services in theaters.
Please call (951)-341-9244, before Wednesday July 12, with your topic suggestions.
At Blindness Support Services we train people who are blind or visually impaired with specialized equipment and computer programs. We take in various kinds of blind people with a wide variety of needs.
Some are in need of Mobility training, others need Independent Living Skills training. We also have two adjustment to blindness peer support groups that facilitate people who have lost their sight and are in need of group counseling. One group is for Spanish speakers and the other is for English speakers.
We have a Blind Children's Department where preschool age blind or visually impaired children are taught with tactile learning props and teaching tools as a precursor to reading Braille.
There is a Blind parenting class for parents who are blind and need help with child rearing practices and advice.
Our Department of Older Adults provides in-home visits for seniors and teach independent living skills to seniors who are blind or visually impaired.
There are a lot of different classes and resources here at blindness support services. Our Departments also provide training in Spanish.
Our goal is to help people who are blind achieve a higher level of independence so they can function by themselves in society.
Would you like to Volunteer?
If you are interested for internship or volunteering.
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