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On Sight July 2018

A Closer Look at Our Low Vision Fair ADRC Staff at a table with information about services. When you have changing vision, it can seem isolating. You might wonder if there are others going through the same thing, and if so, where you can find them. You might feel unable to talk with friends or… Continue Reading On Sight July 2018

Wendi, a store customer, shops for a new pair of sunglasses. She faces the camera, with her right hand on the frame of a pair of sunglasses she has just put on as she holds her white cane in her left hand. She is dressed in a white and pink dress, has long blonde hair and is smiling. To her right are three displays of sunglasses in The Sharper Vision Store.

All About Sunglasses

The tantalizing smell of outdoor barbecues, long nights spent sitting on the deck and warm days relaxing lakeside all herald the arrival of summer! Sunscreen, bug spray and sunglasses are all necessities during this time of fun in the sun. But sunglasses are not just for beach-goers or feeling groovy.   Continue Reading All About Sunglasses

13 people standing in front of the WCBVI logo holding a Dementia Friendly banner.

Living Through Values: The Council Becomes a Dementia-Friendly Organization

Council staff at the end of the dementia-friendly training in January 2020. Inclusivity, integrity and uncompromising respect are the Council’s core values. To continue incorporating those principles into our services, we recently became a dementia-friendly organization. Each month, partner organizations present at our staff meetings to all share what they are doing in the community.… Continue Reading Living Through Values: The Council Becomes a Dementia-Friendly Organization

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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


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

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


Eleven Amazing Accessible iPhone and Android Apps

Listen to eleven amazing accessible iphone and android apps

Find the COuncil on YouTube

Featured Video: Sharper Vision Store Staff Favorites

A Day in the Life with Denise Jess

Celebrating 70 Years of Advocacy, Empowerment and Service

Scholarship Ceremony 2022

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