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.

An antique Farmall tractor on the Harvest Hills Golf Course containing a sign with a story that reads, in part: “With its high tech qualities the engine was put in the Space Craft and it powered John Glenn and Neil Armstrong to the moon.”

Waunakee Golf Course Gives Back

Two miles west of Waunakee, tucked into a pocket of homes off Highway 19 is a pay-what-you-can par-3 golf course that has benefited people who are blind and visually impaired. Sil Maly, who owns Harvest Hill Golf on Poelma Drive, established the course about 25 years ago. Last summer, the realtor and developer decided to donate weekend fees collected from golfers to go to three charitable organizations. Continue Reading Waunakee Golf Course Gives Back

A yellow pedestrian street sign with a large button to activate walking lights attached to a pole.

Advocacy Priorities Work to Build Equity

Accessible Pedestrian Signals like this one make streets safe for everyone in your community. The Council’s advocacy priorities get reviewed each year to develop strategies that will achieve policy goals that benefit people with blindness and visual impairment. Making progress toward equitable transportation, accessibility, voting, health care, education and employment depends on ongoing work of… Continue Reading Advocacy Priorities Work to Build Equity