Tag: Accessibility & Civil Rights

A meeting of the Madison School Board with members seated around a U-shaped table

Local Boards and Commissions Need the Disability Perspective. You Can Provide It!

“If you don’t have a seat at the table, then you’re probably on the menu.” The coining of that phrase is attributed to many people, but the meaning never changes: Get involved, be an active participant in public decisions, or expect to live with decisions you may not like. Council Executive Director Denise Jess has… Continue Reading Local Boards and Commissions Need the Disability Perspective. You Can Provide It!

The Wisconsin Capitol dome against a blue sky with the words Advocacy Days 2023, April 18-20 and May 3

Advocacy Days: Putting a “Human Face” on Issues that Affect People with Vision Loss

The Council’s annual Advocacy Days events in April and May are a great way to share your experiences while working to make a difference in public policy. Telling a personal story makes a powerful impression on lawmakers, putting a “human face” on policy issues. “I want people to feel empowered in advocacy work,” says WCBVI… Continue Reading Advocacy Days: Putting a “Human Face” on Issues that Affect People with Vision Loss

The word Budget spelled out in Scrabble letters on a rack.

Advocacy Update February 2023

Governor Tony Evers will deliver his State Budget Address on February 15. The speech will lay out his vision for state spending during the next two years. The fiscal debate at the State Capitol in the coming months will include what to do with an unprecedented $7.1 billion revenue surplus from the last budget period.… Continue Reading Advocacy Update February 2023

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A meeting of the Madison School Board with members seated around a U-shaped table

Local Boards and Commissions Need the Disability Perspective. You Can Provide It!

“If you don’t have a seat at the table, then you’re probably on the menu.” The coining of that phrase is attributed to many people, but the meaning never changes: Get involved, be an active participant in public decisions, or expect to live with decisions you may not like. Council Executive Director Denise Jess has… Continue Reading Local Boards and Commissions Need the Disability Perspective. You Can Provide It!

The Wisconsin Capitol dome against a blue sky with the words Advocacy Days 2023, April 18-20 and May 3

Advocacy Days: Putting a “Human Face” on Issues that Affect People with Vision Loss

The Council’s annual Advocacy Days events in April and May are a great way to share your experiences while working to make a difference in public policy. Telling a personal story makes a powerful impression on lawmakers, putting a “human face” on policy issues. “I want people to feel empowered in advocacy work,” says WCBVI… Continue Reading Advocacy Days: Putting a “Human Face” on Issues that Affect People with Vision Loss

The word Budget spelled out in Scrabble letters on a rack.

Advocacy Update February 2023

Governor Tony Evers will deliver his State Budget Address on February 15. The speech will lay out his vision for state spending during the next two years. The fiscal debate at the State Capitol in the coming months will include what to do with an unprecedented $7.1 billion revenue surplus from the last budget period.… Continue Reading Advocacy Update February 2023