The Council wishes to congratulate our volunteer, Karen Lee Weidig, who has been selected as one of the Community Shares of Wisconsin’s Backyard Heroes for April 2019. Karen Lee is originally from Milwaukee, and moved to Madison in the 1970s. She has volunteered her time at the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired… Continue Reading Backyard Hero: Karen Lee Weidig
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
Gardening can be a fun way to grow your own food, enjoy the outdoors and create something beautiful to share with friends and family. Spring is an excellent time to make a plan, buy some seeds, and dig into the dirt. Adapting gardening for people who are blind or visually impaired can involve containers, raised… Continue Reading Gardening Ideas for People with Vision Loss
For 2018 Council scholarship recipient, Sean Whalen, his experience as a person who is blind gives him empathy and relationship-building skills that will serve him well as an attorney. Sean has one more year left at Harvard Law School. Council’s writer, Katherine Corbett, sat down with Sean to learn more about Who inspires him, his… Continue Reading Student Spotlight: Sean Whalen