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Recent News Releases

Transit Equity Day, A national day of action celebrated on civil rights hero Rosa Parks’ birthday each year,  February 4, 2023
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Jan. 4 is World Braille Day, An Opportunity to Highlight the Value of Everyday Braille, January 3, 2023
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Leaders Across Wisconsin and the U.S. Proclaim October 15 “White Cane Safety Day”, October 11, 2022
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Advocates, City of Madison Promote Accessible Voting in Celebration of Disability Voting Rights Week, September 15, 2022
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Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired Launches On-Site Vision Rehabilitation, August 29, 2022
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Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired Announces 2022 Scholarship Recipients, June 2, 2022
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January 4 is World Braille Day: WCBVI Celebrates the Power of Braille Literacy to Change the Lives of Children and Adults, December 28, 2021
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Leaders Across Wisconsin and the U.S. Proclaim October 15 “White Cane Safety Day,” October 4, 2021
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Media Contact

Bob Jacobson,
Communications Director


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.

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in the News

“UW-Green Bay Student Spotlight: Kaylee Mueller,” University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, October 21, 2022. 

“Let’s Get Local’ podcast, October 15, 2022. 

“10 Hands-On Culinary Experiences,” Madison Magazine, July 6, 2022.

“Wisconsin Introduces Mapping Tool to Identify Where Non-Drivers Live,” National Center for Mobility Management, June 22, 2022.

“World Braille Day Promotes Literacy,” Deforest Times, December 30, 2021.

“Advocacy Group Pushing for ADA Compliant Absentee Ballots,” WBAY-TV (Green Bay), September 27, 2021.