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.

Keeping kids safe at holiday time

We all want the holidays to be fun—especially for children.  To make the holidays safer for children and more joyful for everyone, Prevent Blindness Wisconsin offers some great toy-buying and gift-giving tips for anyone who plans to purchase a gift for a child this year.  

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Holiday shopping made easier!

If someone on your shopping list has been coping with challenges due to changing vision, the Sharper Vision Store can help!  The store features hundreds of items that make everyday living easier and safer. Check out the online store, http://shop.wcblind.org, to find products for recreation, cooking, staying healthy,watches, clocks, thermometers, large-print items, games, crafts and much more.  You can also call our store toll free at 800-783-5213.

Joe keeps Braille Writers working well

How old is this Braille Writer?  Does it need new springs, keys or parts? Has it been used much, or has it been in storage somewhere like an attic?

These are some of the questions Joe Hodgson asks each time a Braille Writer is entrusted to his care for repair. 

Read Joe’s volunteer story

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