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 is Cataract Awareness Month
According to a report from Prevent Blindness America, there are currently more than 24 million Americans age 40 and older who have one or more cataracts. It is the leading cause of blindness worldwide.
What you should know about cataracts
A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens that blocks or changes the passage of light into the eye. It generally doesn’t cause pain, redness or tears. Read more.
Partnership produces new story about the Council
Through a partnership with the UW-Madison Journalism Department and Community Shares of Wisconsin, a student-directed project called Madison Commons was created. Area nonprofits are highlighted in their online publications. Check out a recent story about the Council prepared by Jessica Levine.
Announcing our new blog!
We are pleased to introduce “Vision Viewpoint,” a new Council blog.
The author is Judith Rasmussen, a Council staff member who loves to write and share resources with individuals who live with vision loss. Judith will write about a variety of topics, including easy exercise, meditation, stress reduction, recipes that promote healthy vision, and other timely topics from her perspective.
You can access “Vision Viewpoint” from the button with the same title on our home page. Please check back as Judith adds more entries.