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Describing the Council
The name of our organization is the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired. Note that we use an ampersand (&) rather than the word “and” in our name.
Our mission is to promote the dignity and empowerment of the people of Wisconsin who live with vision loss through advocacy, education and vision services.
Founded in 1952, the Council began by uniting several organizations that served people living with vision loss who realized we are stronger together than we are apart. The Council’s original mission centered around legislative advocacy and has since grown to include vision services and education. We also operate the Sharper Vision Store, a retail outlet offering a wide range of products tailored for people with vision loss, where customers can shop in person, online or by phone.