Last month in On Sight, we provided strategies for healthy eating, including tips for navigating the grocery store, shopping online, and phone apps and services for shoppers with vision loss. We also shared suggestions for safe food prep and kitchen work. Eating healthy is an important part of staying well. However, many people with disabilities… Continue Reading Eating Right Requires Access to Healthy Food
To promote the dignity and empowerment of the people of Wisconsin who live with vision loss through advocacy, education, and vision services.
Advocating for Wisconsin residents who are blind or visually impaired on local, state and federal issues
Teaching about the causes of vision loss, available medications and visual aids
One-on-one and group support for people who are newly diagnosed, including low vision evaluations, in-home visits and assistive technology
Voters with disabilities are casting ballots in increasing numbers. According to researchers at Rutgers University, nearly 18 million voters with disabilities voted in 2020, up from 16 million in 2016. People with vision loss vote in higher numbers than do voters with other disabilities. That said, due to systemic barriers and recent changes in election… Continue Reading It’s Time to Make Your Voting Plan for Spring Elections
For much of our history, the Council has provided academic scholarships to support students living with vision loss who want to enhance their education and achieve their professional goals. Hundreds of students have received our scholarship help since the inception of the program, with thousands of dollars in awards helping break down barriers to success… Continue Reading We’re Accepting Applications for 2024 Council Scholarships
Great news! The State Senate has passed Senate Bill 310, also known as Steve’s Law. The action now moves to… Continue Reading Action Alert: The Senate Has Passed Steve’s Law! Time to Focus on the Assembly
The Council is looking for help this spring, summer, and fall with maintaining our small garden and flower beds.