Betty stands in the hallway of her apartment. Betty Zajicek, 84, was diagnosed with macular degeneration eight years ago. When her adult children recently visited her senior apartment, they noticed it seemed dark in her living space and decided to get some help to improve the lighting. Betty did not realize how large of an… Continue Reading Adjusting to Vision Loss as You Age
Chamomile Harrison, formerly known as John Harrison, is a 2019 Council scholarship recipient. The junior at UW-Whitewater is studying creative writing and psychology with a minor in social work, and has a career goal to work in advocacy. She sat down with Katherine Corbett, Council writer, to discuss what advocacy means to her, how she… Continue Reading Student Spotlight: Chamomile Harrison
This month, the Council welcomes new board member, Chip Kaufman. The 51-year-old resident of Middleton, Wisconsin, looks forward to encouraging others and making a difference in the lives of people who are blind or visually impaired. Chip learned of the Council after his cone rod dystrophy diagnosis. He participated in the low vision support group… Continue Reading Meet New Council Board member: Chip Kaufman
Thank you for your financial support of Council activities in 2019! Your gifts have made a direct impact on the lives of people experiencing vision loss. Your generosity has supported: Vision Services – one-on-one vision rehabilitation, technology training and low vision evaluations Advocacy – accessible pedestrian signal installation, accessible voting, greater access to public transportation… Continue Reading 2019 Donors: Look what you’ve done!