August 9, 2019

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: Friday, Aug. 9, Eau Claire

Low Vision Fair
Friday, August 9, 2019
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Chippewa Valley Technical College
Eau Claire, WI

Free and open to the public!

The Low Vision Fair will feature 15 vendors and 4-5 educational sessions. Vendors will include the Sharper Vision Store, Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library, and the Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired plus others who will showcase products and services listed below.

The educational presentations, between 11:30 and 2:30, may include speakers on topics such as smart home technology, strategies to engage in everyday activities, reading with low vision, and use of lighting, labeling and contrast.

Stop by the Low Vision Fair to learn more about any of the following confirmed vendors:

  • Adaptive Technology Resources, Inc.
  • Aging and Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County
  • Aging and Disability Resource Center of Chippewa County
  • Center for Independent Living for Western Wisconsin
  • Chippewa Valley VIP Support Group
  • Enhanced Vision
  • Industries for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Kathie Schneider “The Good Life”
  • Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute
  • Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired  and the Sharper Vision Store
  • 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.”

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


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