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A sketch of someone with a cane near hands communicating in sign language along with the words DeafBlind Awareness Month.

DeafBlind Awareness Month Recognizes an Often “Invisible Population”

June is DeafBlind Awareness Month, a time to recognize people within our community living with both visual and hearing impairment. June was chosen as DeafBlind Awareness Month because June 27 is the birthday of political activist and prolific author Helen Keller. The Center for Deaf-Blind Persons (CDBP) in West Allis has been an important resource… Continue Reading DeafBlind Awareness Month Recognizes an Often “Invisible Population”

Members of the Town of Sheboygan Lions Club sitting and standing at a bar.

Wisconsin Lions Clubs Have a Long History of Supporting the Council’s White Cane Fund

In mid-May, Fund Development Director Lori Werbeckes traveled northeast to give a presentation to the Town of Sheboygan Lions Club, which has been a good friend to the Council for many years. Lions Clubs across Wisconsin have long supported the Council’s mission and continue to give to our White Cane Fund. The Council has been… Continue Reading Wisconsin Lions Clubs Have a Long History of Supporting the Council’s White Cane Fund

A group of birders standing on a path through the woods.

Birding by Ear Continues to Delight Birders of All Abilities

Birding by Ear (BBE), an annual educational event the Council hosts in collaboration with partner organizations, helps people understand that sound is just as important as sight when birding. Each bird has unique sounds, and experienced birders know that being able to differentiate between these sonic cues is important to properly identifying birds in your… Continue Reading Birding by Ear Continues to Delight Birders of All Abilities

Brent Perzentka showing a client white cane technique.

Shortage of Vision Services Professionals Puts Strain on Both Clients and Providers

June 10-16 is Vision Rehabilitation Week, an opportunity to spread the word about important vision rehabilitation services that can help improve the lives of people with vision loss. Since last fall, Certified Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Specialist Brent Perzentka of the Council has traveled to the Sauk Prairie School District once a week to give… Continue Reading Shortage of Vision Services Professionals Puts Strain on Both Clients and Providers

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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