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Advocacy Update February 2023

Governor Tony Evers will deliver his State Budget Address on February 15. The speech will lay out his vision for state spending during the next two years. The fiscal debate at the State Capitol in the coming months will include what to do with an unprecedented $7.1 billion revenue surplus from the last budget period.… Continue Reading Advocacy Update February 2023

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New Report Shines Light on the State of Vision Loss Among Older Adults in Wisconsin

The Council has known for some time that vision loss in Wisconsin is more prevalent than most people think. We’ve also long believed that vision services in the Badger State are not meeting the level of need. Now comes a report prepared by The Ohio State University for VisionServe Alliance that confirms these realities. The… Continue Reading New Report Shines Light on the State of Vision Loss Among Older Adults in Wisconsin

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Scholarship Applications Due March 31

We’re now accepting applications for 2023 Council Scholarships. These awards are available to Wisconsin residents who are blind or visually impaired and who plan to pursue post-secondary education in the Fall of 2023. Students interested in applying for a scholarship can find application instructions and materials on our website at Last year the Council… Continue Reading Scholarship Applications Due March 31

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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


Courier Winter 2023

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


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

Here & Now: Vaccine Accessibility

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Eleven Amazing Accessible iPhone and Android Apps

Listen to eleven amazing accessible iphone and android apps

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A Day in the Life with Denise Jess

Celebrating 70 Years of Advocacy, Empowerment and Service

Scholarship Ceremony 2022

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