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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

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On Sight March 2018

Last Chance to Register for Dining in the Dark at Charlie’s On Main A black and white photo features an incandescent light bulb attached to a wood frame of a wall. To the left reads, “Dinging in the Dark, A Four Course Dining Experience. March 22, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. – Charlie’s On Main.” Attention:… Continue Reading On Sight March 2018

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How Does the ADA Education and Reform Act Impact You and What Can Be Done to Influence Change

Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that jeopardizes the rights of people with disabilities. The ADA Education and Reform Act (HR 620) passed by 33 votes on Thursday, February 15. The Senate has yet to vote on this bill. The Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired encourages you to learn more… Continue Reading How Does the ADA Education and Reform Act Impact You and What Can Be Done to Influence Change

in the news

COVID Challenges Facing Blind People: Vaccine, Voting Accessibility, Virtual Learning

Here & Now: Vaccine Accessibility

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AUDIO RECORDINGS

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

Toolkits

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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Share your experience with the Council and/or about living with vision loss. Stories we collect may be used in social media and publications. If you would like to remain anonymous, write “anonymous” on the name line below. Contact information is collected so we can reach out to you about your story. Contact information will not be shared.