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Protect your vision from diabetes infographic from the National Eye Institute; recommendations are in the text later in the article.

Stay on TRACK of Your Diabetes

According to the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP), about 10% of the U.S. population has diabetes and at least 1 in 3 are pre-diabetic. Kaiser Permanente reports blurry vision is often an early warning sign of diabetes. Elevated glucose levels in the blood can damage vessels by narrowing them. While blood vessels all over… Continue Reading Stay on TRACK of Your Diabetes

Birding by Ear participants stand on a trail in beautiful weather last summer.

Only a Few Spots Left in the Birding by Ear Class—Reserve Yours Today

Birding by Ear (Indoor Sessions) Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired office – 754 Williamson Street, Madison Thursday, May 30, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. OR Saturday, June 1, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Birding by Ear (Outdoor Sessions) Location: UW-Madison’s Picnic Point area Thursday, June 6, 6-8 p.m. OR Saturday, June 8,… Continue Reading Only a Few Spots Left in the Birding by Ear Class—Reserve Yours Today

The 2019 Scholorship winners stand in a line holding their certificates.

Congratulations to the 2019 Council Excellence Awards and Scholarship Recipients

The Council is delighted to recognize the 2019 Excellence Awards winners, and to announce the recipients of our scholarship program. Scholarships and Excellence Awards were presented at a luncheon on Saturday, May 18, in Madison. Excellence Awards: Each year, the Council awards individuals and organizations whose outstanding contributions promote the dignity and empowerment of those… Continue Reading Congratulations to the 2019 Council Excellence Awards and Scholarship Recipients

Publications

Council Courier,
Spring 2019

Listen to the audio version of the Spring 2019 Council Courier

Council Courier,
Winter 2019

Listen to the audio version of the Winter 2019 Council Courier

Toolkits

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

Our White Cane Safety Day Toolkit provides inspiration, examples and helpful hints as you plan for and promote this important day.

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

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

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