Welcome to the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired

The Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired, located in Madison, WI, is a private not-for-profit community-based organization.

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

Make sure to set your reservation today by contacting Lori Werbeckes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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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

Cost: FREE!


- 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!

Sponsored by:

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


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