We offer a variety of services at BSS.
Assistive Technology Training
The Assistive Technology program at Blindness Support Services Inc. consists of hands-on training with Screen reading, magnification software, and Adaptive Technology.
The Travel Training Program at Blindness Support Services Inc. offers travel training for seniors, veterans and individuals with disabilities on utilizing public transportation in Western Riverside County. Training is tailored to each person's individual needs and abilities. We train individuals how to travel independently using public transportation such as the fixed route bus (Riverside Transit Agency), Para-transit (Dial-A-Ride), Special Transportation, and Metro-Link.
Orientation and Mobility
The Travel Training Program is designed to provide people who are blind or visually impaired with the essential skills and knowledge to use the local fixed route bus system available throughout Western Riverside County. The primary goal of the program is to provide training to enable clients to ride the local fixed route bus service safely and efficiently, thereby reducing the demand on specialized para-transit services.
Blindness Support Services Inc. offers one-on-one hands on Braille instruction. Our highly experienced Braille instructors can show you how to read and write grade one (uncontracted) and grade two (contracted) Braille in standard or jumbo Braille formats. Additional training consists of how to operate the Slate and Stylus, Braille labeler and Perkins Brailler to write Braille.These services are also available in Spanish.
Independent Living Skills
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.
Skills tought include
- Household Cleaning
- Vacuuming and Sweeping Techniques
- Meal Planning and Preparation
- Cooking Tips
- Identifying Clothing
- Money Identification
- and much more
Department of Older Adults
Blindness Support Services has developed an in-home program for seniors with visual impairments in Riverside and San Bernardino counties at no cost. If you are experiencing vision loss, then you qualify for our services.
- Basic Orientation and Mobility Training
- Activities of Daily Living
- Basic Adaptive Technology and Assistive Technology Training
- Adjustment to Blindness and Self-Advocacy
Children’s Department prepares blind/visually children ages 0-5 to enter Kindergarten prepared to work alongside sighted children with all their basic skills in place.
Our Departments also provide training in Spanish.
For more information please contact BSS at: (951) 341-9244