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2022 Student Spotlight: Nathan Schmitt

2022 Council Scholarship recipient Nathan Schmitt says his first semester at Milwaukee Area Technical College was “actually pretty easy.” The 2022 Franklin High School graduate locked in a 3.9 grade point average. When Nathan says things were “pretty easy,” he’s not being immodest. He’s been interested in and learning about electronics and information technology since… Continue Reading 2022 Student Spotlight: Nathan Schmitt

Brent Goodman standing in front of a sculpture of an antlered animal

Welcome to Our New Board Members!

The Council is pleased to welcome three new members to our Board of Directors this year. Each represents a different background and brings a unique perspective to the Council. Chamomile Harrison Madison resident Chamomile Harrison is a 2021 UW-Whitewater graduate who majored in Psychology. While at the university, she worked in the Office of Leadership… Continue Reading Welcome to Our New Board Members!

Rachel Pavone sitting across a table from a man using a braille labeler.

What’s on the Menu? Council’s Vision Services Offerings Continue to Grow

Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist Rachel Pavone working with a client on use of a braille labeler. Whether it’s during a home visit, at a job site, at our own office or in a virtual remote session, the Council’s Vision Services staff can help determine the impact of vision loss on an individual’s daily activities and… Continue Reading What’s on the Menu? Council’s Vision Services Offerings Continue to Grow

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Use the Smart Glance Feature of JAWS and Fusion to Discover Web Page Highlights

To grab users’ attention, web content designers often highlight certain key text or areas of a page, for example by using a larger font or a specific color combination that stands out. On some pages, these high traffic areas may be indicated using a heading or other element that screen reading software recognizes. Unfortunately, these… Continue Reading Use the Smart Glance Feature of JAWS and Fusion to Discover Web Page Highlights

Publications

Courier Fall 2022

Listen to the audio version of the Fall 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

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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: Sharper Vision Store Staff Favorites

A Day in the Life with Denise Jess

Celebrating 70 Years of Advocacy, Empowerment and Service

Scholarship Ceremony 2022

Share Your Story

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.