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The Power of Engagement: How and Why to Make Social Media Accessible to Everyone

Over 100,000 people in Wisconsin are blind or visually impaired. As the population ages, this number is expected to double in the next 10-20 years. Chances are good that you already have—or will have in the future—someone who is blind or visually impaired in your social media audience. People who are blind or visually impaired… Continue Reading The Power of Engagement: How and Why to Make Social Media Accessible to Everyone

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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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Waunakee Golf Course Gives Back

Two miles west of Waunakee, tucked into a pocket of homes off Highway 19 is a pay-what-you-can par-3 golf course that has benefited people who are blind and visually impaired. Sil Maly, who owns Harvest Hill Golf on Poelma Drive, established the course about 25 years ago. Last summer, the realtor and developer decided to donate weekend fees collected from golfers to go to three charitable organizations. Continue Reading Waunakee Golf Course Gives Back

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Advocacy Priorities Work to Build Equity

Accessible Pedestrian Signals like this one make streets safe for everyone in your community. The Council’s advocacy priorities get reviewed each year to develop strategies that will achieve policy goals that benefit people with blindness and visual impairment. Making progress toward equitable transportation, accessibility, voting, health care, education and employment depends on ongoing work of… Continue Reading Advocacy Priorities Work to Build Equity

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An Instagram post about appropriate text

The Power of Engagement: How and Why to Make Social Media Accessible to Everyone

Over 100,000 people in Wisconsin are blind or visually impaired. As the population ages, this number is expected to double in the next 10-20 years. Chances are good that you already have—or will have in the future—someone who is blind or visually impaired in your social media audience. People who are blind or visually impaired… Continue Reading The Power of Engagement: How and Why to Make Social Media Accessible to Everyone

A sailboat with five people in it makes its way through a harbor.

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

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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