Category: Legislative Update

Multiple Cities Honor Pedestrian Safety: Do Your Part Pre-Header Text: 10 Days Until White Cane Safety Day

White Cane Safety Day, a day promoting pedestrian safety, especially for people who are blind or visually impaired (BVI), is in 10 days! October 15 is a federally recognized day to promote the right-of-way of pedestrians who use white canes and guide dogs. This month,… Continue Reading Multiple Cities Honor Pedestrian Safety: Do Your Part Pre-Header Text: 10 Days Until White Cane Safety Day

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Make Your Voting Plan

Voting absentee is a safe option during the COVID-19 pandemic, but requires a witness. Someone who is blind or visually impaired may also need an assistant to ensure their ballot is marked correctly. According to a study by Rutgers University, voting among people with disabilities… Continue Reading Make Your Voting Plan

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An Advocacy Update: The New Wisconsin Non-Driver Interagency Advisory Council

  The speakers in this video, titled “WisDOT Working to Improve Transportation for Wisconsin’s Non-Drivers” are: Jennifer Jako, ADRC of Baron, Rusk and Washburn Counties; Denise Jess, WCBVI; and Carrie Diamond, Easterseals National Aging and Disabilities Transportation Center. The Wisconsin Council of the Blind &… Continue Reading An Advocacy Update: The New Wisconsin Non-Driver Interagency Advisory Council

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Advocacy During COVID-19: Working Together, Even in Isolation

During this time of social distancing and isolation, people with differing perspectives and life experiences are coming together for positive change. Greater awareness of the barriers to access brought to light through the COVID-19 quarantine provide an opportunity for a more inclusive tomorrow. How could attention drawn to inequitable… Continue Reading Advocacy During COVID-19: Working Together, Even in Isolation

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Unemployment and Social Security Disability Application Assistance Information

If you would like assistance in applying for unemployment or Social Security benefits (SSI or SSDI), or need information about local emergency food resources, reach out to the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) in your county. The ADRCs are well-equipped with benefits specialists, who… Continue Reading Unemployment and Social Security Disability Application Assistance Information

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