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On Sight September 2018

Student Spotlight: Shannon Columb Shannon accepting her award shown with Council board member Kelsey Tiradani. Staying positive and enjoying the little things in life helps UW-Stevens Point senior, Shannon Columb, focus on her goals. From teaching about the environment at Lions Camp to traveling to Europe for a summer field study, Shannon has discovered that… Continue Reading On Sight September 2018

Council Board Member Patty Zallar talking with scholarship recipient Mikeyla Mobley and Naomi Behm Hrdina, teacher of the visually impaired with the Madison Metropolitan School District, about guide dog use and advocacy.

Preparing for College

Fall is a time for new beginnings–especially for students. This year’s college freshmen might be both nervous and excited, as they are not sure what to expect when it comes to the differences between high school and college. To ease this transition, the Council would like to offer tips on self-advocacy and obtaining disability services… Continue Reading Preparing for College

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On Sight August 2018

August On Sight Content Five Tips for Birding by Ear The group of 15 Birding by Ear attendees and 3 instructors pose for a photo along a trail at the Pheasant Conversancy in Middleton. Photo by: Madison Audubon Society. The Council is always looking for ways we can partner with other groups to bring interesting… Continue Reading On Sight August 2018

in the news

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

Here & Now: Vaccine Accessibility

A graphic of handwashing, sneezing, resting, and a hospital.

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

Share Your Story

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.