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Four Council staff accepting a White Cane Safety Day at the Governors Office

White Cane Safety Day Provides the Spark for Year-Round Commitment to Pedestrian Safety

Since 1964, October 15 of each year is recognized as White Cane Safety Day, a day to educate the public about Wisconsin’s White Cane Law and promote safe, welcoming communities for people with vision loss. In addition, the Council uses it as an opportunity to promote our broader set of pedestrian safety priorities. The White Cane… Continue Reading White Cane Safety Day Provides the Spark for Year-Round Commitment to Pedestrian Safety

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Show Them the Money: Potential New Funding Sources for Pedestrian Safety Features

“Great idea, but we just don’t have the money.” It’s a refrain that’s painfully familiar to every advocate who deals with policymakers at any level of government. Pedestrian safety is a prime example. Safety features like sidewalks, signalized intersections, accessible pedestrian signals, proper curb ramp placement and tactile warning fields all come with significant costs.… Continue Reading Show Them the Money: Potential New Funding Sources for Pedestrian Safety Features

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Help is Just a Keystroke Away

One of the biggest barriers faced by people experiencing vision loss is access to reliable transportation. Lack of transportation has kept some people from coming to the Council for technology help. In recent years, we have been working to overcome this barrier by offering technology instruction using remote access. Remote access means a staff member… Continue Reading Help is Just a Keystroke Away

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

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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: 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.