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

A sketch of someone with a cane near hands communicating in sign language along with the words DeafBlind Awareness Month.

DeafBlind Awareness Month Recognizes an Often “Invisible Population”

June is DeafBlind Awareness Month, a time to recognize people within our community living with both visual and hearing impairment. June was chosen as DeafBlind Awareness Month because June 27 is the birthday of political activist and prolific author Helen Keller. The Center for Deaf-Blind Persons (CDBP) in West Allis has been an important resource… Continue Reading DeafBlind Awareness Month Recognizes an Often “Invisible Population”

Members of the Town of Sheboygan Lions Club sitting and standing at a bar.

Wisconsin Lions Clubs Have a Long History of Supporting the Council’s White Cane Fund

In mid-May, Fund Development Director Lori Werbeckes traveled northeast to give a presentation to the Town of Sheboygan Lions Club, which has been a good friend to the Council for many years. Lions Clubs across Wisconsin have long supported the Council’s mission and continue to give to our White Cane Fund. The Council has been… Continue Reading Wisconsin Lions Clubs Have a Long History of Supporting the Council’s White Cane Fund

Using JAWS Features to Create Visually Appealing Documents

June 27
Online via Zoom

This group AT class will provide an overview of these features and demonstrate how to use them to create, edit and format documents that are both accessible and visually appealing.

Trailblazers Low Vision
Support Group

July 8
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

July 16
Online via Zoom

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