World Braille Day commemorates Louis Braille’s birthday, on January 4, 1809, focusing our attention on the importance of literacy in the blind and visually impaired community. Literacy and academic success are linked to employment. Being able to read and write in braille is vital for… Continue Reading World Braille Day commemorates Louis Braille
WCBVI is seeking to hire a qualified individual as a program associate. This is a 30 hours/week, part-time, hourly position based at the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired, 754 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703. Continue Reading Join Our Team. Now Hiring!
Winning bidders took home a variety of excellent items all while supporting the Council. The Council’s online auction raised $3,761! Heartfelt thanks to the businesses and individuals who donated over 100 items and the supporters who generously bid on those items. The friendly competition among bidders… Continue Reading Online Auction a Success!
In 2018, over 400 people in Wisconsin who are blind or visually impaired received a free white cane from the Council. For those people who received their first white cane, or replaced a well-worn one, having that cane means they can safely cross the street,… Continue Reading White Cane Gifts
Jim Turk is a 2019 Council Excellence Award recipient and self-defense instructor living in Madison. On January 4, 2019, Jim took on the new role of Dad. On that day, he and his wife Vicky welcomed their son, Eli Turk, into the world. As a… Continue Reading A Father’s Journey: Finding Connection with a New Little One
The Spring 2019 Council Courier, our quarterly print publication, is out and arriving in mailboxes. You can also read the newsletter online in PDF or Word (.docx) format or listen to an audio version below. To receive a print copy of future Couriers, please sign… Continue Reading Council Courier Available Online
A mother and her son talk to former Store Manager and current Vision Rehabilitation Specialist Brent Perzentka. The Madison residents Joyce Russell and her son Jay came to the Council seeking answers to the question: What could I find to help me live a fuller life?… Continue Reading A Mother’s Journey: Finding Products that Help Us Lead Full Lives
Karen at the Council in April 2019. 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… Continue Reading Backyard Hero: Karen Lee Weidig
Do you know an individual or organization who has made an important contribution in the lives of people who are blind and visually impaired in Wisconsin? Consider nominating them for a Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired Excellence Award. Continue Reading 2019 Excellence Award Nomination Kit
Need to get products for yourself or a loved one, but can never make it to the Council’s Sharper Vision Store in Madison during business hours? For the convenience of our customers, the store will now be open for extended hours on Thursdays from 8… Continue Reading Extended Store Hours on Thursdays