Since 1964, October 15 has been designated nationally as White Cane Safety Day. White Cane Safety Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of Wisconsin’s White Cane Law, which requires drivers to stop at least 10 feet from a pedestrian using a white cane or service dog. Every year, the Council works with local leaders… Continue Reading White Cane Safety Day: Promote Pedestrian Safety for All Where You Live
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
The Council recently expanded its menu of services with the opening of an on-site vision rehabilitation classroom at our Madison office. We are now able to provide vision rehabilitation therapy at our own location in addition to in clients’ homes. “Opening the classroom enables us to better serve clients for whom a home visit is… Continue Reading On-Site Vision Rehab Now Available at the Council with the Opening of New Classroom
Experiencing a disability, whether a physical one that limits mobility or a sensory one like vision loss, can affect the way we take part in outdoor recreation. But it doesn’t necessarily mean the end of a particular activity. Take bicycle riding, for example. In recent years, a few different forms of accessible cycling have emerged… Continue Reading A Bicycle Built for You?