August 9, 2019

A woman speaks to a group

Council staff travel throughout the state to put on an annual Low Vision Fair. At the free event, vendors such as the Sharper Vision Store, Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library, and the Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired (OBVI), showcase products and services of interest to blind or visually impaired residents. Presenters speak about daily living adaptive techniques, assistive technology, and ways to make labels to put on appliances. 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!

Save the DATE: Friday, Aug. 9, Eau Claire

Watch this space for updates about our next Low Vision Fair

“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