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Student Spotlight 2021: Ellie Thompson

Congratulations to Ellie Thompson! She is one of the Council’s outstanding scholarship recipients for 2021 and is receiving $2,000 to support her continuing education.

The Madison 18-year-old plans to attend Madison College this fall. She started taking college classes after recently graduating from the iForward Wisconsin Online Charter School. She attended Madison East during the first three years of high school. Ellie is currently working as a counselor at the Wisconsin Lions Summer Camp in Rosholt. Continue Reading Student Spotlight 2021: Ellie Thompson

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Make a Difference by Applying to Become a Board Member

The Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired is seeking applicants for our board of directors. Three-year terms begin in January 2022. Our board provides vital strategic, governance and fiduciary leadership in carrying out our mission to promote the dignity and empowerment of people living with vision loss throughout the state. Board responsibilities include: Attending… Continue Reading Make a Difference by Applying to Become a Board Member

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Here & Now: Vaccine Accessibility

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Listen to the audio version of the Spring 2020 Council Courier

Eleven Amazing Accessible iPhone and Android Apps

Listen to the audio version of About the Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library


Accessibility Toolkit

Our toolkit provides helpful hints and best practice guidelines to make information more accessible and engaging.

Adapting to Low Vision

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

A Welcoming Main Street

A guide for businesses and offices to provide quality customer service for those with vision impairments.

Making Digital Content Accessible and Inclusive

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

Find the COuncil on YouTube

Featured Video: GALLERY NIGHT 2020

Benefits and Support for Veterans with Low Vision

SMBMad: Social Media for All Presentation

Scholarship Ceremony 2020

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