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On Sight October 2018

Today is White Cane Safety Day! Alt text: Save the Date graphic for White Cane Safety Day Image: Did you know? October 15 is White Cane Safety Day. Share upcoming posts to educate people you know. #WhiteCaneLaw (logo for the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired) Spread the word about White Cane Safety… Continue Reading On Sight October 2018

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How to Impact the Wisconsin State Budget

State agencies, such as the Department of Workforce Development, the Department of Public Instruction, the Department of Transportation, and the Department of Health Services-which houses the Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired (OBVI)-use tax dollars to create and manage programs that help Wisconsinites live happy, empowered lives. The Wisconsin Biennial Budget provides the breakdown… Continue Reading How to Impact the Wisconsin State Budget

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Macular Degeneration Symposium

Age-related macular degeneration affects more than 10 million Americans. It is a common eye condition and a leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 50. The condition affects the central part of the retina – causing distortion or loss of central vision. When faced with a diagnosis of macular degeneration, you… Continue Reading Macular Degeneration Symposium

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Advocacy During COVID-19: Working Together, Even in Isolation

During this time of social distancing and isolation, people with differing perspectives and life experiences are coming together for positive change. Greater awareness of the barriers to access brought to light through the COVID-19 quarantine provide an opportunity for a more inclusive tomorrow. How could attention drawn to inequitable practices and situations create a better future for everyone? The… Continue Reading Advocacy During COVID-19: Working Together, Even in Isolation

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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

Young Man smiling with white cane

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


Courier Winter 2023

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2021 Annual Report

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


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.

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

Here & Now: Vaccine Accessibility

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Eleven Amazing Accessible iPhone and Android Apps

Listen to eleven amazing accessible iphone and android apps

Find the COuncil on YouTube

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A Day in the Life with Denise Jess

Celebrating 70 Years of Advocacy, Empowerment and Service

Scholarship Ceremony 2022

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