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.

Save the Date: Gardening Webinar April 2, 2014

The Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired’s webinar, “Gardening with Vision Impairment,” will be held on Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 10-11 AM CST.

The guest speaker is Barbara Kreski, Director of Horticultural Therapy Services at the Chicago Botanic Garden (www.chicagobotanic.org/). Barb will speak about outdoor gardening with a focus on enjoying the gardening experience through touch and smell when the gardener has vision loss.  She will also address safety tips, stress reduction and tools to ease the work. 

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We're Participating in The Big Share! March 3rd, 2015

The Big Share

Tuesday, March 3rd will be the first ever online giving day in Wisconsin hosted by Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW), The Big Share™, to benefit 70 local nonprofits, including the Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired. The goal is to raise funds to benefit our nonprofit member groups and continuing the work building a fair, just community and protecting our environment.

 

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Ten $2,000 Scholarships available in 2015!

Each year, the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired allocates funds to provide scholarships for full and part-time, blind or visually impaired post-secondary students enrolled or accepted in college and vocational/community school programs. This year, the Council is thrilled to offer 10 scholarships for $2,000 each.

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