Since 1964, October 15 has been designated nationally as White Cane Safety Day. White Cane Safety Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of Wisconsin’s White Cane Law, which requires drivers to stop at least 10 feet from a pedestrian using a white cane or… Continue Reading White Cane Safety Day: Promote Pedestrian Safety for All Where You Live
The Council recently expanded its menu of services with the opening of an on-site vision rehabilitation classroom at our Madison office. We are now able to provide vision rehabilitation therapy at our own location in addition to in clients’ homes. “Opening the classroom enables us… Continue Reading On-Site Vision Rehab Now Available at the Council with the Opening of New Classroom
Experiencing a disability, whether a physical one that limits mobility or a sensory one like vision loss, can affect the way we take part in outdoor recreation. But it doesn’t necessarily mean the end of a particular activity. Take bicycle riding, for example. In recent… Continue Reading A Bicycle Built for You?
September 12-16 is both National Disability Voting Rights Week and National Voter Registration Week. Assuring the rights of voters with vision loss is an important advocacy priority for the Council. To celebrate this week, we encourage everyone to understand your rights and to make your… Continue Reading Understand Your Voting Rights. Then Exercise Them
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… Continue Reading Grassroots Advocacy: Concrete Ideas for Sparking Change in Your Community
It’s hard to believe the Council has now been around for 70 years! Please join us in celebrating all that we have accomplished so far and in looking toward the opportunities ahead to advance equity, access and independence for Wisconsin residents living with vision loss.… Continue Reading Happy 70th Anniversary to the Council!