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Join Us for ‘Make Way for Pedestrians,’ a Webinar on Making Our Streets and Sidewalks Safer

We are all pedestrians. Whether we walk to work, to friends’ homes, to a public transit stop or just stroll the neighborhood for exercise, everybody needs and deserves access to safe sidewalks and street crossings. On September 7 starting at noon, the Council is partnering with the Sierra Club and 1000 Friends of Wisconsin for… Continue Reading Join Us for ‘Make Way for Pedestrians,’ a Webinar on Making Our Streets and Sidewalks Safer

Rosemary Goodrich sitting with her guide dog Yaffa

Ingredients for Making a Monthly Donor: A Stubborn Streak and a Big Heart

Rosemary Goodrich (Rosy to her friends) has always been stubborn and determined. Being blind since birth never stopped her from roller skating. It didn’t deter her from playing on the teeter totter, zipping down a slide or riding a tricycle. Occasionally, she’d take a tumble. “But so did all the other kids,” she says, laughing.… Continue Reading Ingredients for Making a Monthly Donor: A Stubborn Streak and a Big Heart

Two people being greeted at the front desk of the Brown County Aging and Disability Resource Center

ADRCs Can Be a Key Lifeline for Older Adults Experiencing Vision Loss

Wisconsin’s Aging & Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) were created in 1998 expressly to support older adults, adults with disabilities, and high school students with disabilities who are transitioning out of school. The Council maintains a strong relationship with Wisconsin’s ADRC network, with lines of communication in place to ensure that older individuals experiencing vision loss… Continue Reading ADRCs Can Be a Key Lifeline for Older Adults Experiencing Vision Loss

Publications

Courier Spring 2022

Listen to the audio version of the Winter 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

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

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: GALLERY NIGHT 2021

Benefits and Support for Veterans with Low Vision

SMBMad: Social Media for All Presentation

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.