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Communication Breakdown: It’s Your Right to Receive Complete and Understandable Health Care Information

In an ideal world, doctors, nurses, clinic staff and other health care professionals would be perfect communicators. They would share information seamlessly and accurately with patients, caretakers and each other. Unfortunately, we do not live in that ideal world. Sometimes it takes extra effort and vigilance to make sure we understand diagnoses and treatment options… Continue Reading Communication Breakdown: It’s Your Right to Receive Complete and Understandable Health Care Information

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Now Hiring Program Associate

Program Associate Position Description and Application The Program Associate position is full time (37.5 hours/week) and is based in the Council’s offices at 754 Williamson Street, Madison, WI 53703. The mission of the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired is to promote the dignity and empowerment of the people of Wisconsin who live… Continue Reading Now Hiring Program Associate

Publications

Courier Spring 2022

Listen to the audio version of the Winter 2022 Council Courier

2021 Annual Report

Listen to the audio version of the Council’s 2020 Annual Report

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.

in the news

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

Here & Now: Vaccine Accessibility

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AUDIO RECORDINGS

Eleven Amazing Accessible iPhone and Android Apps

Listen to eleven amazing accessible iphone and android apps

Find the COuncil on YouTube

Featured Video: GALLERY NIGHT 2021

Benefits and Support for Veterans with Low Vision

SMBMad: Social Media for All Presentation

Scholarship Ceremony 2022

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