Helpful Resources and links for the Blind
Last Updated 1/27/2022
The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs provide assistance to people with disabilities. This page provides detailed information about disability benefits and can help you understand what to expect from Social Security during the disability process.
This is our list of usefull applications that can be found on the apple app store.
This is our list of usefull applications that can be found on the google play store.
If you're a SoCalGas customer and you're having trouble paying your gas bill, SoCalGas customer assistance programs may be able to help.
Started in 2006, WonderBaby.org is dedicated to helping parents of young children with visual impairments as well as children with multiple disabilities. Here you’ll find a database of articles written by parents who want to share with others what they’ve learned about playing with and teaching a blind child.
GoGoGrandparent turns on demand transportation companies like Uber into services that help families take better care of older adults. Available in all 50 states and Canada!
Call (855) 464-6872 and select a service
press 1 for a car to your home
press 2 for a car to where we dropped you off last
press 3, 4 or 5 for a car to a custom pick up location
press 0 to speak wth an operator
Agencies for the Blind
Promotes effective participation of blind people in all aspects of society.
Provides services, contacts and important information for people who are blind or visually impaired and their families, professionals, organizations, schools, and corporations.
Strives to improve social and economic conditions of blind persons.
Since 1934, the mission of the California Council of the Blind is to gain full independence and equality of opportunity for all blind and visually impaired Californians.
CCB is a non-profit tax-exempt organization composed primarily of Californians who are blind or have low vision.
Whether you were born with an eye disease or blindness or are new to vision loss, this site is for you. It's also for friends and loved ones and for professionals.
Libraries for the Blind and School Resources
A colection of information for blind and visually impaired college students; including suggestions for advocation, note taking equipment, useful computer programs & applications, and more.
The world's largest nonprofit organization creating educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are visually impaired.
Provides textbooks and educational materials for legally blind students.
Bookshare is an Accessible Online Library for people with print disabilities. You can download free books, Braille books, and tools for people who are blind or visually impaired.
This service is only free to students, otherwise it's $50 per year.
Promotes all phases of education and employment for all ages who are blind and visually impaired.
Support for professionals who provide education and rehabilitation services to people with visual impairments.
NLS administers a free library program consisting of a national network of cooperating libraries, providing Braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail.
Learning Ally is a volunteer, nonprofit organization that provides literature and textbooks in a digital audio format to people who cannot effectively read standard print because of visual impairment, dyslexia, or other physical disability.
Paths to Literacy is a site for students who are blind or visually impaired.
This site is about assistive technology for people who are blind and is a valuable resource for information and links for blind students.
Advocacy for the Blind
This links to Addiction treatment for individuals with disablities: Addiction can be a harrowing experience for anyone with a sensory disability, such as a deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired individual. This experience can be even more daunting, as they're faced with not only overcoming an addiction, but attempting to find a treatment program that recognizes, respects, and caters to their unique needs and challenges, in a world that largely revolves around the experiences and perception of sound and sight.
This link takes you to webpage dedicated to multiple articles and references about addiction
Family Connect resources page
FamilyConnect is a website created by the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) and the National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI) to give parents of visually impaired children a place to support each other, share stories and concerns, and find resources on raising their children from birth to adulthood.
My Blind Spot's mission is to advance equal access and promote understanding, respect, and opportunity for people who are blind, visually impaired and print disabled.
My Blind Spot believes that all individuals are entitled to acceptance, encouragement, and respect, as well as freedom from discrimination, labeling, and stereotyping, regardless of their challenges in life.
We believe that every person, at every age and level of ability, has the potential for growth.
Assistive Technology Services and Help Desk
Visual impairment can make navigating the internet a challenge, but it is far from impossible.
Many computers come with built-in tools you can use to interact with the web. Adding elements to your computer can help you do even more. And web designers use techniques to make some sites more accessible for people with vision loss. This page gives you a list of the features and how to use each of them.
Text2Speech.org is a free online text-to-speech converter. Just enter your text, select one of the voices and download or listen to the resulting mp3 file. This service is free and you are allowed to use the speech files for any purpose, including commercial uses.
A website for people who are blind or have visual Impairments that are users of Apple's range of Mac computers, the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and the Apple TV.
AppleVis is a resource containing multiple links and access to useful information concerning the Blind and low vision community who use Apple products.
Computers For The Blind - is a volunteer organization devoted to providing computers to persons who are blind or visually impaired.
A FREE service of the Ability Tools that connects Californians to the assistive technology (AT) devices they need to live independently. Devices can be borrowed and tried out or bought and sold.
Here you will find new and used low and high-tech devices for people with disabilities that include magnifiers, mobility devices, hardware and software.
The mission of the Braille Authority of North America is to assure literacy for tactile readers through the standardization of Braille and/or tactile graphics.
The purpose of BANA is to promote and to facilitate the uses, teaching, and production of Braille.
Health and Wellness
The Community Wellness Center Food Pantry
The Moreno Valley Unified School District Community Wellness Center is offering their Food Pantry services to MVUSD families in need. The Food Pantry supplies families in need with weekly groceries and families in transition with a backpack full of food every week.
All MVUSD families who need food are welcome to come to room 38 at the wellness center to pick up food.
Food pickups are Tuesday, Wendesday, and Thursday from 9am-12pm and 1pm-3pm every week.
First Come, First Serve
For More Information Please Contact:
Wellness Center Clerk III
(951) 571-7500, ext. 46147
The purpose of the BID Group is to enable blind diabetics to improve their diabetes health skills, gain independence, and make new friends!
The BID Group website provides free "living with diabetes and blindness" audio training materials from top medical and blindness professionals. It offers friendly nationwide peer support groups where blind diabetics, facing the same issues, can learn, laugh, and grow together.
Eye Health Information Service can help you to understand how your eye condition will affect you and what can be done to help. The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), one of the UK’s leading sight loss charities.
Their friendly, trained advisers can take the time to answer your eye health questions in clear and simple language about your eye condition, treatment options, developments in research, and how to protect your remaining eyesight.
When an infant or preschooler is identified as blind or visually impaired, Blind Babies Foundation provides family-centered services to support the child's optimal development and access to the world. Services are focused on Central and Northern California, but are availabe in southern California via the early intervention program.
Blind Babies Foundation has been providing critical early intervention and education services to infants and preschoolers who are blind or visually impaired.
Resources for Independent Living with Vision Loss
Exercise for People Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision
News and Entertainment for the Blind
AIRS-LA strives to provide broadcasts of local and national newspaper, magazine, book, and special interest readings.
The Airs-LA site was developed to provide people who are blind or visually impaired with a free, on-demand source of streaming audio through their iPhone, iPod or iPad.
AIRS-LA (the Audio Internet Reading Service of Los Angeles) provides the information and entertainment reading services for Blind audiences - at no cost to them.
If you would like more information, please contact us at our main office by calling (951) 341-9244.