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.

Council Expands Awareness of White Cane Safety Day and Pedestrian Safety in Wisconsin

October 15 of each year is White Cane Safety Day, which brings public recognition to people who are blind and visually impaired and how they contribute to their communities. This day also promotes the White Cane Law, which states drivers must stop 10 feet or more from pedestrians using white canes. In Wisconsin, the Council… Continue Reading Council Expands Awareness of White Cane Safety Day and Pedestrian Safety in Wisconsin

A Packers-signed football, a pink flamingo and other miscellaneous items sit on a table.

Vision for Tomorrow Online Auction: Your Bid Helps the Council Create Welcoming Spaces

Dining gift cards, a basketball autographed by UW Badgers head coach Greg Gard, dance lessons, and gift baskets are just a few of the items you will have the opportunity to bid on and win during the Council’s Vision for Tomorrow Online Auction. The online auction opens on Thursday, November 7 at noon and closes… Continue Reading Vision for Tomorrow Online Auction: Your Bid Helps the Council Create Welcoming Spaces