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Macular Degeneration Symposium

Age-related macular degeneration affects more than 10 million Americans. It is a common eye condition and a leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 50. The condition affects the central part of the retina – causing distortion or loss of central vision. When faced with a diagnosis of macular degeneration, you… Continue Reading Macular Degeneration Symposium

On Sight September 2018

Student Spotlight: Shannon Columb Shannon accepting her award shown with Council board member Kelsey Tiradani. Staying positive and enjoying the little things in life helps UW-Stevens Point senior, Shannon Columb, focus on her goals. From teaching about the environment at Lions Camp to traveling to Europe for a summer field study, Shannon has discovered that… Continue Reading On Sight September 2018

Council Board Member Patty Zallar talking with scholarship recipient Mikeyla Mobley and Naomi Behm Hrdina, teacher of the visually impaired with the Madison Metropolitan School District, about guide dog use and advocacy.

Preparing for College

Fall is a time for new beginnings–especially for students. This year’s college freshmen might be both nervous and excited, as they are not sure what to expect when it comes to the differences between high school and college. To ease this transition, the Council would like to offer tips on self-advocacy and obtaining disability services… Continue Reading Preparing for College

Publications

Council Courier,
Spring 2019

Listen to the audio version of the Spring 2019 Council Courier

How to Act & Talk When You Encounter Someone with Vision Loss and 2018 Council Activities

Annual Report 2018

Listen to the audio version of the Council’s 2018 Annual Report

Toolkits

White Cane Safety Day Resource Toolkit

Our toolkit provides inspiration, examples and helpful hints as you plan for and promote this important day.

Adapting to Low Vision

This booklet is a beginning guide for lifestyle adaptation to low vision.

A Welcoming Main Street

A guide for providing quality customer service for those with vision impairments.

Social Media for All of Us

This resource offers tips to make social media content more accessible to people using screen readers.

Find the COuncil on YouTube

Featured Video:
Welcome to the wisconsin council of the Blind & visually impaired

Arrive Together

SMBMad: Social Media for All Presentation

Portable CCTV