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

An accessible pedestrian signal

The Power of Local Advocacy in Making Our Streets Safer

Advocating for pedestrian safety with local officials can sometimes be as intimidating as navigating a dangerous intersection. Just ask Kathi Zoern. “It’s scary,” says the Wausau resident. “But it’s important to advocate. If you don’t do something, nothing’s going to change.” Some years back, Kathi, who has been visually impaired since birth, began to attend… Continue Reading The Power of Local Advocacy in Making Our Streets Safer

Birding Field Trip Guide Training

April 20
Monona, WI 

Learn how to lead field trips that make birding more accessible to people with vision loss. 

Dining in the Dark

May 13
Brix Cider, Mt. Horeb, WI

Join us for this experiential dinner that challenges attendees to rethink the importance of vision in the dining experience. 

Advocacy Day

May 16
Online via Zoom

2024 Advocacy Day will feature a panel discussion with three people from around the state living with vision loss. Each panelist is at a different stage in their advocacy journey, and each has a story to tell.

Volunteer Gardener

The Council is looking for help this spring, summer, and fall with maintaining our small garden and flower beds.