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.

June Webinar Announced! Telephones and Visual Impairment


Join the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired (the Council) for a free 60 minute webinar, “Telephones and Visual Impairment,” on Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 1-2 PM CST. The webinar will outline four types of phones, including corded, cordless, and cellular phones. Jean and Virginia will describe features of each type of phone verbally and through video demonstrations. The audience will learn techniques for using a phone, such as dialing a button phone by touch, marking key buttons, tips for setting up speed dial, and telephone features to consider when the user has both vision and hearing impairments.


"Connecting Seniors to Technology" begins June 10, 2015


The Council is offering “Connecting Seniors to Technology,” a FREE program which includes classroom or in-home instruction for older adults with changing vision or low vision who are experiencing difficulties using computers, tablets, e-readers, or smart phones. 

“Connecting Seniors to Technology” is scheduled for Wednesday, June 10, June 17, June 24, and July 1 from 10:00-11:00 AM. It will be held at Southwest Tech’s Dodgeville Outreach Center in the Spring Gate Mall (next to Piggly Wiggly) at 316 Spring Street in Dodgeville.


Fishing, Fun, and Friends Event on June 27, 2015

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Join the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired for “Fishing, Fun, and Friends,” a fishing event on Saturday, June 27, 2015 on Lake Onalaska from 3:00pm – 7:00pm. Participants will meet at Shafer’s Boats and Bait in Onalaska and then enjoy a pontoon boat ride around the lake while trying to hook the biggest catch of the day! The goal of Fishing, Fun, and Friends is to provide an opportunity for people who are blind and visually impaired from all over the state to come together to enjoy the beautiful Wisconsin outdoors, learn or enhance their fishing skills, and most of all – have fun! 



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