Welcome to Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired

MISSION

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

The legs of a person walking on snow with the aid of a white cane.

With the Right Preparation, Winter Conditions Need Not Be Dangerous and Disorienting

“Winter is not a season. It’s an occupation.” -Sinclair Lewis One look at Sinclair Lewis’ quote and it makes sense that the American writer grew up in Minnesota. Winter weather causes ice and snow, school closings, power outages, car accidents, falls and broken bones. It also should cause planning and extra caution. For people with… Continue Reading With the Right Preparation, Winter Conditions Need Not Be Dangerous and Disorienting

Joe Hodgson and Brent Perzentka sitting at a table with a braille machine

Ace Technician Joe Hodgson Has Been Fixing Braille Machines for the Council for Over 30 Years

“Every machine has its own story,” says braille machine technician Joe Hodgson. He should know. He’s worked on hundreds of them over his 35 years of servicing the devices for such entities as the Council, Milwaukee Public Schools and the State of Wisconsin. Joe fixes the machines at no cost to the owners in keeping… Continue Reading Ace Technician Joe Hodgson Has Been Fixing Braille Machines for the Council for Over 30 Years

Trailblazers Low Vision Support Group

December 12
Online via Zoom

Online support group meets the second Monday of the month. Led by Vision Services staff. Open to all.

College and Working Age Low Vision Support Group

December 13
Online via Zoom

This new group is devoted to topics of interest to college and working age adults under 45. 

Virtual Gallery

Until December 31
Online

Check out our online Gallery Night Exhibit featuring work by eight Wisconsin artists with vision loss.