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  • Saturday, February 25, 2017

    The Council will have its first board meeting of the year on February 25th, 2017.

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    Friday, March 31, 2017

    The Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired is excited to announce that their scholarship program for 2017 is now accepting applications. Wisconsin residents who have a visual acuity of 20/70 or less in the better eye with the best conventional correction, or have a visual field of 20 degrees or less, are eligible. Also, they must be students in post-secondary institutions with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

    The Council will award ten scholarships at $2,000 each. Obtain a copy of the scholarship application by visiting the Council’s website at, and clicking on the link to the scholarship application under the “What We Do” tab. Applications should be printed out and mailed to the Council by March 31, 2017.

    Send applications to:

    Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired

    ATTN: Scholarship Committee

    754 Williamson St.

    Madison WI, 53703

    We are eager to learn more about you and help you attain your educational and vocational dreams! Thank you for applying. Good luck!

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    Thursday, May 04, 2017 10:00am - 02:00pm


    Coulee Region Low Vision Fair to Take Place on Thursday, May 4 at the Lunda Center

    April 18, 2017 - The Council will host the Coulee Region Low Vision Fair on Thursday, May 4 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Lunda Center, located on the Western Technical College Campus at 319 7th Street North, in La Crosse.



    The Coulee Region Low Vision Fair will include breakout sessions featuring three scheduled speakers. Cathryn Scott, a specialist in independent living and assistive technology with Independent Living Resources, will discuss personal and legislative advocacy.  Linda Palmer from the Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired will provide information on organizing and labeling your home and personal space. Council Board Member Steve Johnson with the North American Squirrel Association will discuss outdoor recreation for persons with low or no vision. 



    “We will also have a session where people from western Wisconsin can share ideas with the Council about making Main Street friendly for those with vision impairment,” said WCBVI Education and Vision Services Director Jean Kalscheur.



    The fair will also feature services and businesses that assist people with disabilities and seniors in the greater La Crosse area, as well as vendors from companies that sell low and high tech products for persons with low vision.



    There is no cost to attend and door prizes are available. For questions or more details, contact Jean at 608-237-8106 or


    This event is sponsored by Ho-Chunk Gaming – Black River Falls and Associated Bank.

    The mission of the Council is to promote the dignity and independence of the people in Wisconsin who are blind or visually impaired by providing services, advocating legislation, and educating the general public. To learn more about the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired please contact Gale Hellpap, Director of Community Relations and Marketing, at 1-800-783-5213 or visit


  • Monday, May 29, 2017

    The Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired will be closed on May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.

  • Monday, July 03, 2017 - Tuesday, July 04, 2017

    The Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired will be closed on July 3rd and July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

  • Monday, September 04, 2017

    The Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired will be closed on September 4th in observance of Labor Day.

  • Saturday, November 11, 2017

    The Council will have the 4th quarter board meeting on November 11th, 2017.