Last fall, leaders in 23 Wisconsin communities joined Governor Tony Evers in proclaiming October 15 White Cane Safety Day. White Cane Safety Day is an annual opportunity to raise awareness of White Cane Laws and other pedestrian safety measures. We’re grateful to all the local officials who stepped up to champion pedestrian safety in their… Continue Reading Help Make Pedestrian Safety a Priority in Your Community
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
A few years ago, Becky Fraire of Madison, diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, received her first white cane from the Council. She found that the cane took time to master, but when she finally did get the hang of it, “a switch flipped and the cane felt more like wings than a cane!” she says. To… Continue Reading White Cane Fund Supports Dignity, Independence and Flight
Katherine Corbett just wants people to leave her guide dog alone. “I would prefer for people to pretend that my dog is invisible,” Katherine says. “Honestly, the best compliment you can give a guide dog user is, ‘Oh, wow, I didn’t even notice you have a dog!’” Katherine has been blind since shortly after birth.… Continue Reading Caution: Dog at Work