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

The Council’s Education and Vision Services Director Jean Kalscheur recommends that this summer, people choose an effective, ultraviolet (UV) light-blocking pair of sunglasses to help prevent cataracts. Below are three tips to ensure you buy a good pair of shades:

1.) Confirm that the sunglasses offer 100% UV-A and UV-B protection.

2.) Make sure the lenses are quality.

3.) Choose comfort over fashion.

The Council’s Sharper Vision Store carries many varieties of sunglasses with UV blocking lenses at our physical location in Madison as well as online at www.wcblind.org/shopping. Other sources for sun glasses include your optometrist’s office, an eye glass store, and your local sporting goods store.

Festival Celebrates Disability Pride


Join the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired at Wisconsin’s only Disability Pride Festival.

This event will talk place on Saturday, July 25th at Brittingham Park in Madison from noon – 5:00 p.m.

The Disability Pride Festival celebrates the talents, skills, arts, energy and pride of people with and without disabilities. Join together with family, friends and neighbors to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, food and fun!

For more information, click here: http://disabilitypridemadison.org/

Save the Dates: Fox Valley Dining in the Dark and Low Vision Fair


The Council is coming to the Fox Valley area late August. Please join us for the following events:

Thursday, August 27th:
Dining in the Dark at GingeRootz Asian Grille in Appleton, WI
Reservations will start in early August. Email Lori at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to ensure you receive the latest updates!

Friday, August 28th:
Fox Valley Low Vision Fair at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, WI

For more details on how to become involved, contact Jean at 608-237-8106.


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