LOW VISION FAIR

Virtual in 2021

A woman speaks to a group

The Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired invites you to our Low Vision Fair. This will be a virtual event in 2021.

Anyone with vision impairment, family, friends or professionals are welcome to attend. Join the Low Vision Fair from any location with internet connection via Zoom using a computer or phone. There is no cost to attend.

This outreach event aligns with the Council’s mission to promote the dignity and empowerment of people in Wisconsin who are blind and visually impaired by providing services, advocating legislation and educating the public.

Low Vision Fair
Virtual and Statewide in 2021
Weekly Every Tuesday
July 13 Through August 24
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CST

Free and open to the public!

Each week the Virtual Low Vision Fair features a new topic presented by experts who will discuss resources and services and demonstrate access technology products. Come for one session or attend all seven.

Questions? Contact Jean Kalscheur at JKalscheur@WCBlind.org.

 

2021 Educational Sessions

July 13
Getting Help When Experiencing Vision Loss
Where do you go to find help? What kind of help is available?

July 20
I Used to Love to Read 
When vision loss interferes with leisure reading, how can you get back into reading for pleasure?

July 27
Maximize Usable Sight with Video Magnifiers
When there is usable vision, how can magnification, contrast and maybe audio help with day-to-day reading needs?

August 3
I Want My Hands Free of Magnifiers
Learn about wearables, one of the latest trends in access devices. How useful are they?

August 10
 I Want to See, No… I Want to Hear the Computer
Learn about computer software from magnification to magnification plus audio, to screen reading technology.

August 17
Valuing Braille
Learn about braille devices and their applications in school, work and leisure activities.

August 24
A Peak Under the Hood at Mental Health
How do we regain confidence after vision loss? What can empower us to move forward? Where can we go for help?

Follow the above links to find out more about the topic and presenters.

Register for the Fair

Register to Attend Online Sessions

“I started losing my vision ten months ago, and had no idea of all the resources available. At the fair, I was able to purchase magnifiers, get information about services that can help me, and talk to people who understand what it is like to lose vision. I can no longer drive, so I appreciated that Council staff came to Manitowoc so I didn’t have to figure out how to get to Madison. I feel a lot more empowered as I go through this big change in my life.”

Charles
attended the Low Vision Fair for the first time in July 2018

Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring this year’s Low Vision Fair? Contact Lori Werbeckes at 608-237-8114 or LWerbeckes@WCBlind.org.