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 Council’s 2021 Annual Report is Now Available

The Council’s 2021 Annual Report is now available online in PDF, Word and audio formats. The Annual Report provides an overview of the year’s highlights, along with a “by the numbers” section that illustrates the scope of what we accomplished in all of our key program areas over the course of 2021.

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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

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.

Disability Pride Festival

July 30
Warner Park, Madison

Disability Pride Madison’s annual festival returns this summer after a two-year absence. The Council is proud to once again be a sponsor of this fantastic event.

Be Part of Gallery Night This Fall!

Submission Deadline: August 15
Event Date: November 4

Are you a person with vision loss who creates art, or do you know somebody who is? We are currently accepting submission from artists interested in having their work showcased at Fall Gallery Night 2022.