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Technology Makes Sailing Fully Accessible to People who are Blind or Visually Impaired

There is nothing like feeling the wind on your face and travelling smoothly over water in a sailboat. Thanks to developments in technology, people who are blind or visually impaired can race sailboats without sighted assistance on board. How does Adaptive Sailing Work? People who are blind or visually impaired take part in two types… Continue Reading Technology Makes Sailing Fully Accessible to People who are Blind or Visually Impaired

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Voting for Everyone

Voters who are blind and visually impaired in Wisconsin face many challenges when casting a ballot. These voters encounter hoops others do not have to navigate including getting a ballot in a user-friendly format and finding a way to fill it out and return it securely. They may not be able to cast their ballot… Continue Reading Voting for Everyone

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Student Spotlight: Brandon Klas

Brandon Klas is a 2019 Council scholarship recipient. The incoming freshman at UW-Whitewater sat down with the Council’s writer, Katherine Corbett, to chat about his interest in business, the importance of adaptive technology and his hobbies. Katherine Corbett: Tell me about the first time you knew you wanted to study business. Brandon Klas: In ninth… Continue Reading Student Spotlight: Brandon Klas

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Wisconsin Museums, Theaters and Cinemas Enhance Experience of the Arts

Going to a museum, attending a play or catching a movie are great ways to enrich your senses and learn new things. Wisconsin museums, theaters and cinemas are making these experiences accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired. Find out how you can experience Wisconsin exhibits, performances, or movies. At the Museum: From… Continue Reading Wisconsin Museums, Theaters and Cinemas Enhance Experience of the Arts

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.

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

Covid 19 information

Here & Now: Vaccine Accessibility

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