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Help is Just a Keystroke Away

One of the biggest barriers faced by people experiencing vision loss is access to reliable transportation. Lack of transportation has kept some people from coming to the Council for technology help. In recent years, we have been working to overcome this barrier by offering technology instruction using remote access. Remote access means a staff member… Continue Reading Help is Just a Keystroke Away

Lewa Diarra standing by a lake with the Wisconsin State Capitol in the distant background

Student Spotlight: Lewa Diarra

Lewa Diarra has always been motivated to succeed. In high school, she ran track, where she was constantly urging teammates to band together and support each other. “During the first few weeks of the season, I noticed that the members of my running group weren’t really talking or cheering each other on,” she says. “It… Continue Reading Student Spotlight: Lewa Diarra

Photo of Vision Rehabilitation Therapist showing items in the new on-site classroom

On-Site Vision Rehab Now Available at the Council with the Opening of New Classroom

The Council recently expanded its menu of services with the opening of an on-site vision rehabilitation classroom at our Madison office. We are now able to provide vision rehabilitation therapy at our own location in addition to in clients’ homes. “Opening the classroom enables us to better serve clients for whom a home visit is… Continue Reading On-Site Vision Rehab Now Available at the Council with the Opening of New Classroom

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

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

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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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.