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Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired hosts a Low Vision Fair as part of our work to provide educational programming throughout the state. Our most recent fair, in 2021, was a virtual event.

The 2021 Low Vision Fair consisted of seven online sessions. Each week, we featured a new topic presented by experts who discussed resources and services and demonstrated access technology products. All seven 2021 Low Vision Fair sessions, described below, were recorded and can be viewed via our YouTube channel.

2021 Educational Sessions

Session 1
Getting Help When Experiencing Vision Loss
Where do you go to find help? What kind of help is available?

Session 2
I Used to Love to Read 
When vision loss interferes with leisure reading, how can you get back into reading for pleasure?

Session 3
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?

Session  4
 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.

Session 5
I Want My Hands Free of Magnifiers
Learn about wearables, one of the latest trends in access devices. How useful are they?

Session 6
Valuing Braille
Learn about braille devices and their applications in school, work and leisure activities.

Session 7
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, presenters, and to watch recordings of the sessions.

““I have been a consumer with the Council, but the Low Vision Fair will be my favorite experience for many years.  I was pleased to be able to contact the Council with suggestions and questions, or just share my joy as I found the Low Vision Fair exciting and a wonderful idea!”

2021 Low Vision Fair Participant


Interested in sponsoring the next Low Vision Fair? Contact Lori Werbeckes at 608-237-8114 or LWerbeckes@WCBlind.org.