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.



Join us for Fall Gallery Night


Please join us for Fall Gallery Night on Friday, October 2 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. as we celebrate Madison’s vibrant arts community in showcasing artwork created by individuals who have vision loss. View the unique perspectives of watercolorist Eunice Reep, photographer Mike Morris, quilter Susan Elizabeth Gasal and potter Judith Rasmussen. Acoustic guitar music will be performed by Ken Lonnquist.

This is the fifth year that the Council has participated in Fall Gallery Night, a city-wide event in Madison sponsored by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.  During Gallery Night, numerous galleries, businesses and nonprofit venues open their doors to the public so they can enjoy a variety of art creations.

All of the artists include our musician for the evening creates their works while living with some type of vision loss.

The Council will officially open their gallery at 5:00 p.m., with a brief Gallery Talk by the artists to take place around 6:00 p.m. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and lively conversation while interacting with the artists and learning more about the work of the Council on behalf of individuals who are blind or visually impaired.


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