Recent News Releases
Advocates, City of Madison Promote Accessible Voting in Celebration of Disability Voting Rights Week, September 15, 2022
Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired Launches On-Site Vision Rehabilitation, August 29, 2022
Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired Announces 2022 Scholarship Recipients, June 2, 2022
January 4 is World Braille Day: WCBVI Celebrates the Power of Braille Literacy to Change the Lives of Children and Adults, December 28, 2021
Leaders Across Wisconsin and the U.S. Proclaim October 15 “White Cane Safety Day,” October 4, 2021
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.