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Giving to the Council at Work

Workplace giving is a convenient and safe way to donate to vetted local organizations doing good work in Dane County and beyond. Over one hundred local businesses partner with Community Shares of Wisconsin for workplace giving. These businesses encourage their employees to donate any amount through the convenience of payroll deduction. Each employee can individually choose which non-profit will benefit from their financial gift. A list of current workplace giving sites can be found by...
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Upcoming Assistive Technology Classes

Wednesday, July 25              3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Free is for Me, Using Free Screen Readers for Windows and the Mac WCBVI Office - 754 Williamson Street, Madison Come learn about the powerful features available in three screen readers which are all available free of charge. This class will be presented by Jim Denham, Assistive Technology Specialist, and Khanh Hoang, Assistive Technology Intern. For registration and more...
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Vision Services Open House: Low Vision, Assistive Technology, and the Sharper Vision Store

Join us for a spring open house and see what’s “blooming” at the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired.  Talk with Jim Denham, assistive technology specialist, who will demonstrate magnification and screen reading software, as well as Amazon Echo and Google Home.  Find out about the assistive technology classes Jim is offering this spring.  Chat with Amy Wurf, low vision therapist, who will use the LuxIQ to determine your preferred lighting strength and...
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Birding By Ear - Webinar

Do you hear the birds singing and wonder what bird you are hearing and what is the meaning of that song? If you would like to get started "birding by ear," join Kerry Wilcox, avid birder and volunteer with the Madison Audubon Society, and get tips on how to listen and interpret what is heard. Kerry will have support from the Madison Audubon Society and persons with vision impairment who enjoy this outdoor activity. The focus of the webinar will be the calls of common Wisconsin spring...
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We Can Use Your Help

Do you enjoy offering your time to help support a great cause? From time to time the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired looks to volunteers to help assist with special projects. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Heather Buggs at 608-237-8101 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // . Current Opportunities Archive Volunteer The Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired...
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Amazon Echo Class Offered in January

Join Jim Denham Assistive Technology Specialist, at the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired for this upcoming technology class: January 24 - All About the Amazon Echo Attendees will learn all the features of the Amazon Echo Smart Speaker, including set-up, configuration and uses of the many features available with this new tool. It will be from 3:00 - 5:00 pm at the Council, 754 Williamson Street, in Madison. The cost is $20 per person. Register by calling...
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Upcoming Assistive Technology Classes

Wednesday, April 18     3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Using ChromeVox on a ChromeBook Presented by Jim Denham, Assistive Technology Specialist WCBVI Office - 754 Williamson Street, Madison, WI 53703 Registration required. No cost. Please contact the Council to RSVP. Tuesday, April 24         1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Using ChromeVox on a ChromeBook Presented by Jim Denham, Assistive Technology Specialist This presentation will be held...
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Upcoming technology workshops offered by the Council

Tuesday, March 20: Did You Know JAWS Can Do That?

Presented by Jim Denham, Assistive Technology Specialist

3:00 - 5:00 pm; This presentation will be held online.

For more information and to register, call 800-783-5213.

The cost of the event is $20.

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Five Steps to Accessible Voting

Vote as if your life depends on it, because it does." --Justin Dart, disability civil rights leader As a voter with a disability, you may consider a wider set of needs and issues when you vote. Voting for local, state and federal leaders during this election year lets you share your perspective and make your goals known. For the coming elections this can be done privately, and with more accessibility than ever before. We will have a voter registration table at the Disability Pride...
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Publications

E-Newsletters Looking for the Council’s weekly e-newsletters? On Sight, News You Can Use and Legislative Update are available each week at WCBlind.org/news. 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,...
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