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Wendi, a store customer, shops for a new pair of sunglasses. She faces the camera, with her right hand on the frame of a pair of sunglasses she has just put on as she holds her white cane in her left hand. She is dressed in a white and pink dress, has long blonde hair and is smiling. To her right are three displays of sunglasses in The Sharper Vision Store.

All About Sunglasses

The tantalizing smell of outdoor barbecues, long nights spent sitting on the deck and warm days relaxing lakeside all herald the arrival of summer! Sunscreen, bug spray and sunglasses are all necessities during this time of fun in the sun. But sunglasses are not just for beach-goers or feeling groovy.   Continue Reading All About Sunglasses

On Sight June 2018

Today is the Last Day to Sign Up for our Accessible Voting Webinar Two people stand in fromt of the accessible voting machine, ExpressVote in side profile. On the left is a male high school student, with paper in his hand and looking at the screen. On the right is a male official from the… Continue Reading On Sight June 2018

Brent Prezentka, Sharper Vision Store manager (on right) shows a customer how to use the OrCam glasses.

The Inside Scoop on Wearable Technology

For decades, science fiction writers have imagined devices that could read text from a printed page or give users the ability to instantly connect with another person to accomplish tasks. Now, with wearable technology, those dreams have become reality! Having hands-free access to information is one of the many advantages of wearable technology. Some devices work best for people who have some functional vision and some work well for people who have limited vision, or no vision at all. They all require a power source, like a rechargeable battery. Continue Reading The Inside Scoop on Wearable Technology

in the news

Visually Impaired Residents Laud Fond du Lac's New Audible Traffic Signals

Woman crosses street using white cane.

Janesville to Recognize White Cane Safety Day on October 15 Along with Other Cities


Online Grocery Shopping

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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