Part of the Council’s mission is White Cane Law advocacy, which improves pedestrian safety in the state of Wisconsin. Now is the time to make a gift to the Council’s annual White Cane Fund. Last year, more than 500 people received free white canes thanks to generous donors. This year, we live in a time when… Continue Reading Your Gift to the White Cane Fund is More Important Than Ever
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
2019 Scholarship Recipients The Council is pleased to award eight students who are blind or visually impaired each with a $2,000 scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year. The winners are as follows: Brandon Klas: Brandon is from Cedarburg, Wisconsin, and will be a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater studying business. Elena Santin: Elena is… Continue Reading Announcing the 2020 Council Scholarship Recipients
Council Education and Vision Services Director Amy Wurf at her home office. Council staff understand the need for information, connection and support during COVID-19. Even though the Council building is closed to the public and all in-person appointments and classes are postponed, staff are committed to providing essential services to clients and customers. The five staff in Vision Services are doing remote trainings, Calling clients to do wellness checks, giving educational… Continue Reading How the Council Provides Essential Services During the Safer at Home Order