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Giving Back Throughout the Pandemic: Volunteers at the Council

Volunteer Denise Williamson has been tending the Council’s outdoor spaces for several years.   Volunteers, including Council board members, have played a direct role in its mission throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The 15 volunteers and board members who have volunteered from March through June have collectively logged more than 400 hours of service. They say… Continue Reading Giving Back Throughout the Pandemic: Volunteers at the Council

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Remembering Kathy Brockman

Kathy Brockman and 2019 Excellence Award winner Nona Graves. It is with very heavy hearts that Council board and staff share the passing of long-time board member, Kathy Brockman, on July 26, 2020. Kathy first joined the Council board in 1985. She most recently served as treasurer and chairperson on the Finance Committee. She also… Continue Reading Remembering Kathy Brockman

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Gallery Night Goes Virtual

Rose Fortney’s alcohol ink works will be on display virtually this year, along with art from 12 other artists who are blind or visually impaired. The Council’s Gallery Night event will be held online Friday, October 2, from 6-7:30 p.m. The event will stream live on the Council’s YouTube channel. Grab some snacks and settle… Continue Reading Gallery Night Goes Virtual

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Make Your Voting Plan

Voting absentee is a safe option during the COVID-19 pandemic, but requires a witness. Someone who is blind or visually impaired may also need an assistant to ensure their ballot is marked correctly. According to a study by Rutgers University, voting among people with disabilities increased by 8.5 percent in 2018. This meant that nearly… Continue Reading Make Your Voting Plan

AUDIO recordings

Macular Degeneration: 
A Conversation with Dr. Sanbrita Mondal

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

Eleven Amazing Accessible iPhone and Android Apps
 

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

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.

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: When you encounter someone with vision loss

Arrive Together

SMBMad: Social Media for All Presentation

Dining in the Dark Training