MISSION

To promote the dignity and empowerment of the people in Wisconsin who are blind and visually impaired by providing services, advocating legislation and educating the general public.

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.

Amy Hatten

Student Spotlight: Amy Hatten

2019 Council scholarship recipient Amy Hatten has learned that the more she accepts herself as a person, the greater her success in life. She is currently a second year graduate student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, pursuing a degree in Rehabilitation Psychology. She sat down with Katherine Corbett, Council Writer, for a discussion… Continue Reading Student Spotlight: Amy Hatten

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Certification Brings Collaboration, Assessment and Greater Assistive Technology Knowledge to the Council

Jim Denham, Assistive Technology Specialist, completed the Assistive Technology Applications Certification Program through California State University, Northridge (CSUN), in May 2019. The course is intended for those who teach assistive technology to people with disabilities. It included information about products for people with a wide variety of disabilities, and presented a national assessment framework for… Continue Reading Certification Brings Collaboration, Assessment and Greater Assistive Technology Knowledge to the Council