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


Join us for our upcoming webinar Benefits and Support for Veterans with Low Vision on Monday, October 19, 2015 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Kurt Brunner, VIST Coordinator at the William S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital in Madison, and Amy Wurf, Low Vision Therapist at the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired, will discuss services available for veterans through the VA health care system.

The audience will learn about eligibility for VA care for veterans, health care services offered by the VA Hospital, and benefits provided by the Veteran Benefits Administration. Information will highlight specific services for legally blind and low vision veterans, VA Blind Rehabilitation, and the range of low vision programs through the VA, as well as WCBVI services.

A veteran with recent Blind Rehabilitation experience will also join the conversation.

Registration is required.Please click here to register:


Transform a Life with Workplace Giving

Do you work for a company that offers a workplace giving campaign through Community Shares of Wisconsin? If you do, consider designating your gift to the Council. Your involvement will help transform lives for individuals with vision loss!  Here’s how.



Open Your Eyes and Restaurant to Persons with Vision Loss

Monday, October 26th

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Join instructors from the Council as we team up with Willy Street Co-op in Madison for a special cooking class.

This class will provide valuable tips on how to make the dining experience more comfortable with individuals with vision impairment. While the emphasis will be on restaurants, these tips can be useful for any business. Blind or visually impaired persons are often repeat customers when employees can create a comfortable experience for them. A participatory demonstration will be held with food provided by persons who cook without vision.

The event, located at 1221 Williamson Street, Madison, Wisconsin, is FREE. Please register at the Willy East community service desk or call (608) 251-6776. For more information, go to: http://tinyurl.com/pwnfxjn


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