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

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The Lions Connection

In 2021 the Wisconsin Lions, along with dozens of local branches scattered across the state, celebrated their 100th year of service. Several Council board and staff members are active in their local chapters, creating an informal bond between our organization and the century-old Lions, as we each work to empower people living with vision loss… Continue Reading The Lions Connection

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Grassroots Advocacy: Concrete Ideas for Sparking Change in Your Community

  Suppose there’s an intersection in your town where drivers are often inattentive to pedestrians and don’t slow down even when someone obviously wants to cross the street. As a person living with vision loss, you don’t feel safe walking there, and feel forced to look for a different route. Your local transportation commission could… Continue Reading Grassroots Advocacy: Concrete Ideas for Sparking Change in Your Community

Access Technology Class:
New Accessibility Features and Changes in Windows 11

June 16
Online

Windows 11 has some new features and some changes from the previous version. This session will explore these differences from an access technology perspective.

Dining in the Dark

June 30
Fitchburg

Dining in the Dark is an experiential dinner that challenges attendees to rethink the importance of vision in the food experience.

Low Vision Support Group

July 11
Online via Zoom

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