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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Under Construction

Please be advised that beginning the week of May 20, we will be doing repairs on the Livingston Street side of our building, this will affect access to that entrance and the adjacent sidewalk. We expect the project to last a few weeks. Please use the main entrance on Williamson Street during this period. As… Continue Reading Under Construction

A woman walking toward the camera with a white cane and the words White Cane Fund.

Support All of the Council’s Services During Our White Cane Appeal

Last year, the Council gave over 500 white canes to people with vision loss across the state. In addition, we served hundreds of clients with vision rehabilitation visits, low vision evaluations, orientation and mobility training and access technology instruction. The various services the Council provided helped people become or remain employed, get an education, and… Continue Reading Support All of the Council’s Services During Our White Cane Appeal

Trailblazers Low Vision
Support Group

June 10
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

June 18
Online via Zoom

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

Using JAWS Features to Create Visually Appealing Documents

June 27
Online via Zoom

October 15 of each year is a day the Council takes to educate about the White Cane Law and promote safe, welcoming communities.