Welcome to the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired
Our Mission is to promote the dignity and independence of the people in Wisconsin who are blind and visually impaired by providing services, advocating legislation and educating the general public.
Upcoming Webinar: Benefits and Support for Veterans with Low Vision
The webinar Benefits and Support for Veterans with Low Vision scheduled for Thursday, September 10 has been cancelled. It has been rescheduled for Monday, October 19, 2015 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
The registration will open on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. We apologize for this change in scheduling.
Accepting Reservations for Dining in the Dark
Thursday, August 27
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
GingeRootz Asian Grille
2920 North Ballard Road, Appleton
Enjoy a delicious 5-course meal without using your sense of sight. Experience the texture, aroma and taste of each serving while blindfolded. Dining in the Dark is a fundraiser and educational event designed to give sighted guests a glimpse into the world of someone who is blind or visually impaired. The meal is introduced by a visually impaired diner who provides tips and stories from their own experiences.
$65 per person; $80 per person with a wine pairing
Mark Your Calendars: Fox Valley Low Vision Fair
Friday, August 28
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Fox Valley Technical College
1825 N. Bluemound Drive, Appleton
North Parking Lot, Entrance 16, Room A170
- 18 vendors available to answer your questions about available services and adaptive devices.
- 5 break-out sessions including subjects on Reading Options and Services at the Appleton Public Libraries, Getting Around Safely in the Community, Being you Own Best Advocate, and Identify Issues and Concerns of People with Low Vision and Home Safety. Sessions are 30 minutes long and occur throughout the day - attendees can come and go as time allows.
- How to live a more comfortable and independent life!
Clear Vision Midwest
For questions or more details, contact Jean Kalscheur at 608-237-8106. You can also join our Facebook event page by clicking here: http://tinyurl.com/lowvisionfair