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The Courier

The Courier publishes quarterly. It contains leadership letters, legislative updates, Council, staff and volunteer profiles, special event and program details, an events calendar, and stories that provide help and inspiration for people who are blind or visually impaired. The Courier is available in CD, Braille, large-print and e-mail format. If you would like to receive the Courier, you can subscribe here.

The Council Courier | Winter 2019 - word version

The Council Courier | Winter 2019 - pdf version

The Council Courier | Winter 2019 - mp3 version

The Council Courier | Fall 2018 - word version

The Council Courier | Fall 2018 - pdf version

The Council Courier | Fall 2018 - mp3 version

A Welcoming Main Street

WCBVI seeks to empower people with vision loss to engage in their communities. To help businesses and organizations interact with customers and clients who have vision loss, we compiled simple tips and techniques everyone can use. You can download the booklet by clicking here. Feel free to print and share the information.

White Cane Safety Day Toolkit

Do you like bringing attention to the needs and concerns of people who are blind and visually impaired? Do you enjoy planning events in your community? Does educating the public excite you? If you answered “Yes!” to these questions, then consider planning a special event or spreading the word about White Cane Safety Day. Our White Cane Safety Day Toolkit is here to provide inspiration, examples and helpful hints as you plan for and promote this important day.

The Toolkit includes example press releases, a social media promotion plan, and event ideas. Toolkits are available in print or braille upon request or you can download the toolkit by clicking here. Contact Denise Jess, CEO/Executive Director, by calling 608-237-8103 or emailing Remember that planning a well-orchestrated event can take a month or two, so request your kits as soon as possible.


Adapting to Low Vision Booklet

This booklet is a beginning guide for lifestyle adaptation to low vision. Low vision occurs when visual changes cannot be corrected with eyeglasses, medication, or surgery. Low vision may be the result of eye diseases, such as macular  degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. It can also occur with brain injuries and neurological conditions, such as stroke and multiple sclerosis. Persons with low vision have residual vision that can be used with other senses, hearing and touch, and vision rehabilitation strategies to create safe, healthy and comfortable engagement in daily activities.

View the booklet here.