Any Wisconsin citizen who is blind or visually impaired may be eligible for one free white cane every 24 months. If these citizens are first time cane users, and not listed in our database, they would be eligible for an additional back-up cane within the first two years of receiving their first cane, at half the retail cost of a cane. Canes that are available are Ambutech adjustable support cane, Ambutech folding mobility cane and Ambutech folding ID cane.
Wisconsin citizens may be eligible if their vision is less than 20/70. According to Wisconsin State statute 47.01 and the United States Code, 42 USC 1382 c(a)(2), legal blindness is defined as central visual acuity not greater than 20/200 in the better eye with correcting lenses or a visual field that subtends an angle no greater than 20 degrees.
Donations are appreciated to cover the cost and continue the program for others. Call 1-800-783-5213 or 608-255-1166 for more information.