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.
Protect Your Eyes during Eye Injury Prevention Month
Remember to wear safety goggles for outdoor activities such as home improvement projects, mowing the lawn, or trimming the hedges where debris may come in contact with your eyes.
It’s that time of year when we all want to spend more time outdoors. Activities might include gardening, mowing and trimming, getting around to those clean-up projects, and participating in a favorite sport. Whatever you’re doing, it’s important to protect your eyes from potential risks. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (www.aao.org) notes that accidental eye injury is one of the leading causes of visual impairment in the United States and that 90% of these injuries are preventable.
Remember these three things to keep your eyes safe from flying debris, chemicals, sun, and anything else that might present a risk to your vision health this summer:
Festival Celebrates Disability Pride
Join the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired at Wisconsin’s only Disability Pride Festival.
This event will talk place on Saturday, July 25th at Brittingham Park in Madison from noon – 5:00 p.m.
The Disability Pride Festival celebrates the talents, skills, arts, energy and pride of people with and without disabilities. Join together with family, friends and neighbors to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, food and fun!
For more information, click here: http://disabilitypridemadison.org/
Save the Dates: Fox Valley Dining in the Dark and Low Vision Fair
The Council is coming to the Fox Valley area late August. Please join us for the following events:
Thursday, August 27th:
Dining in the Dark at GingeRootz Asian Grille in Appleton, WI
Friday, August 28th:
Fox Valley Low Vision Fair at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, WI
For more details on how to become involved, contact Jean at 608-237-8106.