Welcome to Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired


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

The braille alphabet

A Gift is Making It Easier to Produce Braille Instruction Materials

The Council was pleased to add braille instruction to our Vision Services menu last year. Like all our vision services, braille instruction at the Council is tailored to the goals of each individual client. “We see clients who use braille in a variety of ways,” says Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist Rachel Pavone, who teaches braille… Continue Reading A Gift is Making It Easier to Produce Braille Instruction Materials

Volunteers from Anderson & Shapiro cleaning up the front flower bed at the Council office

Volunteering Can Be Gateway to Ongoing Connection

April is National Volunteer Appreciation month. It’s an opportunity to recognize and celebrate volunteerism and its positive community impacts. Americans have always stepped up when it comes to volunteering. According to Americorps, nearly a quarter of Americans age 16 and over donated time formally through an organization between September 2020 and 2021. “Volunteers share their… Continue Reading Volunteering Can Be Gateway to Ongoing Connection

Nonprofit Learning Lab Webinar: Producing Accessible Digital Content for Your Nonprofit

June 12
Online via Zoom

Learn about what end users experience when interacting with accessible and inaccessible content. Discover tips and tricks for producing content that anyone can access and use. Presented by the Council’s Denise Jess and Jim Denham. 

Trailblazers Low Vision Support Group

June 12
Online via Zoom

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

College and Working Age Low Vision Support Group

June 20
Online via Zoom

This new support group is devoted to topics of interest to college and working age adults under 45.