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The Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired relies on charitable gifts to promote the dignity and empowerment of people in Wisconsin who are blind and visually impaired by providing services, advocating legislation, and educating the general public.

All gifts are used to support the mission and each service or product enables someone with a vision impairment to live more independently and safely. These are a few examples that can help move someone from isolation to independence:

$10 – cost per hour to transport a blind or visually impaired staff member to a client meeting

$12 – ream of Braille paper

$25 – half hour of interpretive services for a store customer who does not speak English

$35 – white cane

$80 – low vision evaluation done by a Certified Low Vision therapist

$160 – two hour in-home visit by a Vision Rehabilitation teacher to share tips for cooking, medication management, daily living tasks, and home safety

$350 – statewide webinar to provide free training about various topics related to eye health, vision loss, and adaptive products

$500 – iPad and instruction for someone with low vision on how to use technology to keep in touch with family and friends

Donations can be made online or sent to:

Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired, 754 Williamson Street, Madison, WI  53703. Direct questions to Lori at (608)237-8114 or