Welcome to Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired

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.

Student Spotlight: Elena Santin

Lawrence University freshman Elena Santin is one of the Council’s 2019 Scholarship Winners. She and Council Writer Katherine Corbett discussed future plans, hobbies and adaptations for playing music with a visual impairment. Katherine Corbett: Tell me about the first time you knew you wanted to study piano performance. Elena Santin: I have been playing piano… Continue Reading Student Spotlight: Elena Santin

A Packers-signed football, a pink flamingo and other miscellaneous items sit on a table.

Vision for Tomorrow Online Auction: Your Bid Helps the Council Create Welcoming Spaces

Dining gift cards, a basketball autographed by UW Badgers head coach Greg Gard, dance lessons, and gift baskets are just a few of the items you will have the opportunity to bid on and win during the Council’s Vision for Tomorrow Online Auction. The online auction opens on Thursday, November 7 at noon and closes… Continue Reading Vision for Tomorrow Online Auction: Your Bid Helps the Council Create Welcoming Spaces