Tag: Accessibility & Civil Rights

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Self-Advocacy is a Journey That Can Begin Wherever You Are

As individuals living with vision loss, we have many opportunities to advocate for breaking down barriers in our personal lives. In doing so, we may also benefit others. In this newsletter, Council Executive Director Denise Jess shares a recent personal experience navigating challenges to healthcare access. Denise’s story provides tips for building your own advocacy… Continue Reading Self-Advocacy is a Journey That Can Begin Wherever You Are

A yellow pedestrian street sign with a large button to activate walking lights attached to a pole.

Advocacy Priorities Work to Build Equity

Accessible Pedestrian Signals like this one make streets safe for everyone in your community. The Council’s advocacy priorities get reviewed each year to develop strategies that will achieve policy goals that benefit people with blindness and visual impairment. Making progress toward equitable transportation, accessibility, voting, health care, education and employment depends on ongoing work of… Continue Reading Advocacy Priorities Work to Build Equity

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Advocating for Action in the State Budget

Getting where you need to go reliably on schedule is key to having a job, accessing healthcare and getting to a store for necessities. Reliable transportation can also link you to family and friends. Legislators may not know that nondrivers face many barriers to accessing transportation. About 65 percent of people who are blind or visually impaired are unemployed, and a comprehensive public transportation system is a critical to the ability to start and keep a job. Continue Reading Advocating for Action in the State Budget

Absentee ballot is handed from one person to another.

Voting for Everyone

Voters who are blind and visually impaired in Wisconsin face many challenges when casting a ballot. These voters encounter hoops others do not have to navigate including getting a ballot in a user-friendly format and finding a way to fill it out and return it securely. They may not be able to cast their ballot… Continue Reading Voting for Everyone

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A multicolored drawing of a woman speaking into a megaphone that has a speech bubble and question marks coming out of the speaker.

Self-Advocacy is a Journey That Can Begin Wherever You Are

As individuals living with vision loss, we have many opportunities to advocate for breaking down barriers in our personal lives. In doing so, we may also benefit others. In this newsletter, Council Executive Director Denise Jess shares a recent personal experience navigating challenges to healthcare access. Denise’s story provides tips for building your own advocacy… Continue Reading Self-Advocacy is a Journey That Can Begin Wherever You Are

A yellow pedestrian street sign with a large button to activate walking lights attached to a pole.

Advocacy Priorities Work to Build Equity

Accessible Pedestrian Signals like this one make streets safe for everyone in your community. The Council’s advocacy priorities get reviewed each year to develop strategies that will achieve policy goals that benefit people with blindness and visual impairment. Making progress toward equitable transportation, accessibility, voting, health care, education and employment depends on ongoing work of… Continue Reading Advocacy Priorities Work to Build Equity

Budget spelled out in Scrabble letters.

Advocating for Action in the State Budget

Getting where you need to go reliably on schedule is key to having a job, accessing healthcare and getting to a store for necessities. Reliable transportation can also link you to family and friends. Legislators may not know that nondrivers face many barriers to accessing transportation. About 65 percent of people who are blind or visually impaired are unemployed, and a comprehensive public transportation system is a critical to the ability to start and keep a job. Continue Reading Advocating for Action in the State Budget

Absentee ballot is handed from one person to another.

Voting for Everyone

Voters who are blind and visually impaired in Wisconsin face many challenges when casting a ballot. These voters encounter hoops others do not have to navigate including getting a ballot in a user-friendly format and finding a way to fill it out and return it securely. They may not be able to cast their ballot… Continue Reading Voting for Everyone