LOW VISION FAIR

Held Virtually in 2021

A woman speaks to a group

The Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired invites community members to our Low Vision Fair.

Anyone with vision impairment, family, friends or professionals are welcome to attend. There is no cost. Most of all, the Low Vision Fair serves as a space to talk with others who are experiencing vision loss, to discover you are not alone!

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.

Save the Date:
Weekly Every Tuesday
July 13 Through August 24, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CST

Low Vision Fair
Virtual and Statewide in 2021

Free and open to the public!

The Low Vision Fair will feature vendors and educational sessions. Vendors will include the Sharper Vision Store and others who will showcase products and services helpful to people experiencing vision loss.

The educational presentations may include speakers on topics such as fall prevention, smart home technology, strategies to engage in everyday activities, reading with low vision, and use of lighting, labeling and contrast, for example.

Check back soon as we update this page with sessions planned for 2021. Interested in getting involved? Contact Jean Kalscheur at JKalscheur@WCBlind.org.

 

2021 Educational Sessions

July 13
Getting Help

July 20
Spot Reading and Audio Reading

July 27
Make Text Easier to See or Hear

August 3
I Want My Hands Free

August 10
Make the Computer Talk to Me

August 17
Valuing Braille

August 24
Support Through Vision Rehabilitation

Past Vendors

  • Adaptive Technology Resources, Inc.
  • Aging and Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County
  • Aging and Disability Resource Center of Chippewa County
  • Author Kathie Schneider
  • Center for Independent Living for Western Wisconsin
  • Chippewa Valley VIP Support Group
  • Clear Vision Midwest
  • E.M. Vitu, Inc.
  • Eau Claire City Elections Office
  • Enhanced Vision, a Vispero Brand
  • Industries for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
  • Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearin
  • Sharper Vision Store of the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired
  • Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute – UW Stout
  • Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library

“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.