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: Kaitlyn Hippe

Student Spotlight: Kaitlyn Hippe

2020 Council scholarship recipient, Kaitlyn Hippe, graduated from Rufus King International High School this year. She plans to leave her hometown of Milwaukee to attend Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan this fall. Kat has a vocational goal to work in translation, and to teach either English as a second language, or to work in… Continue Reading Student Spotlight: Kaitlyn Hippe

A man and woman with white cane; paintings in the background.

Calling All Artists Who are Blind or Visually Impaired: Display Your Art at the Council’s Virtual Gallery Night Event

Each year, the Council is honored to display artwork by people who are blind or visually impaired. As part of its mission to empower people and the value of inclusivity, we actively seek and welcome art created by people from people experiencing vision loss. Do you know someone who is blind or visually impaired who expresses creativity through photography, woodworking, painting, fiber arts or other art forms? Continue Reading Calling All Artists Who are Blind or Visually Impaired: Display Your Art at the Council’s Virtual Gallery Night Event

Man kissing fish

Fishing Has No Boundaries: Adapting the Sport for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Photo courtesy of Fishing Has No Boundaries Fishing provides an opportunity to relax and be surrounded by nature. With a few tools and adaptive techniques, fishing can be enjoyed by people who are blind or visually impaired. Fishing Has No Boundaries is a nonprofit which began in 1986. Bobby Cammack, a Vietnam veteran and local… Continue Reading Fishing Has No Boundaries: Adapting the Sport for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired