Welcome to Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired

MISSION

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

Photo of Vision Rehabilitation Therapist showing items in the new on-site classroom

On-Site Vision Rehab Now Available at the Council with the Opening of New Classroom

The Council recently expanded its menu of services with the opening of an on-site vision rehabilitation classroom at our Madison office. We are now able to provide vision rehabilitation therapy at our own location in addition to in clients’ homes. “Opening the classroom enables us to better serve clients for whom a home visit is… Continue Reading On-Site Vision Rehab Now Available at the Council with the Opening of New Classroom

A man riding in a trishaw pedaled by another man

A Bicycle Built for You?

Experiencing a disability, whether a physical one that limits mobility or a sensory one like vision loss, can affect the way we take part in outdoor recreation. But it doesn’t necessarily mean the end of a particular activity. Take bicycle riding, for example. In recent years, a few different forms of accessible cycling have emerged… Continue Reading A Bicycle Built for You?

Interactive Session on Voting Rights

September 29
Online via Zoom or Facebook Live

Join us for this interactive session covering information on how to vote and your voting rights.

Low Vision Support Group

October 10
Online via Zoom

Online support group meets the second Monday of the month. Led by Vision Services staff. Open to all.

White Cane Safety Day

October 15
Statewide

Since 1964, this day has promoted safe, welcoming communities for people with vision loss or blindness.