Tag: Advocacy

Graphic Make way for pedestrians Take steps to advocate for safe streets in your community

Join Us for ‘Make Way for Pedestrians,’ a Webinar on Making Our Streets and Sidewalks Safer

We are all pedestrians. Whether we walk to work, to friends’ homes, to a public transit stop or just stroll the neighborhood for exercise, everybody needs and deserves access to safe sidewalks and street crossings. On September 7 starting at noon, the Council is partnering with the Sierra Club and 1000 Friends of Wisconsin for… Continue Reading Join Us for ‘Make Way for Pedestrians,’ a Webinar on Making Our Streets and Sidewalks Safer

Older man with his two adult daughters at a doctors appointment

Communication Breakdown: It’s Your Right to Receive Complete and Understandable Health Care Information

In an ideal world, doctors, nurses, clinic staff and other health care professionals would be perfect communicators. They would share information seamlessly and accurately with patients, caretakers and each other. Unfortunately, we do not live in that ideal world. Sometimes it takes extra effort and vigilance to make sure we understand diagnoses and treatment options… Continue Reading Communication Breakdown: It’s Your Right to Receive Complete and Understandable Health Care Information

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Grassroots Advocacy: Concrete Ideas for Sparking Change in Your Community

  Suppose there’s an intersection in your town where drivers are often inattentive to pedestrians and don’t slow down even when someone obviously wants to cross the street. As a person living with vision loss, you don’t feel safe walking there, and feel forced to look for a different route. Your local transportation commission could… Continue Reading Grassroots Advocacy: Concrete Ideas for Sparking Change in Your Community

A guide dog in harness standing on a bridge with his human partner

Caution: Dog at Work

Katherine Corbett just wants people to leave her guide dog alone. “I would prefer for people to pretend that my dog is invisible,” Katherine says. “Honestly, the best compliment you can give a guide dog user is, ‘Oh, wow, I didn’t even notice you have a dog!’” Katherine has been blind since shortly after birth.… Continue Reading Caution: Dog at Work

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Graphic Make way for pedestrians Take steps to advocate for safe streets in your community

Join Us for ‘Make Way for Pedestrians,’ a Webinar on Making Our Streets and Sidewalks Safer

We are all pedestrians. Whether we walk to work, to friends’ homes, to a public transit stop or just stroll the neighborhood for exercise, everybody needs and deserves access to safe sidewalks and street crossings. On September 7 starting at noon, the Council is partnering with the Sierra Club and 1000 Friends of Wisconsin for… Continue Reading Join Us for ‘Make Way for Pedestrians,’ a Webinar on Making Our Streets and Sidewalks Safer

Older man with his two adult daughters at a doctors appointment

Communication Breakdown: It’s Your Right to Receive Complete and Understandable Health Care Information

In an ideal world, doctors, nurses, clinic staff and other health care professionals would be perfect communicators. They would share information seamlessly and accurately with patients, caretakers and each other. Unfortunately, we do not live in that ideal world. Sometimes it takes extra effort and vigilance to make sure we understand diagnoses and treatment options… Continue Reading Communication Breakdown: It’s Your Right to Receive Complete and Understandable Health Care Information

A hand holding a megaphone

Grassroots Advocacy: Concrete Ideas for Sparking Change in Your Community

  Suppose there’s an intersection in your town where drivers are often inattentive to pedestrians and don’t slow down even when someone obviously wants to cross the street. As a person living with vision loss, you don’t feel safe walking there, and feel forced to look for a different route. Your local transportation commission could… Continue Reading Grassroots Advocacy: Concrete Ideas for Sparking Change in Your Community

A guide dog in harness standing on a bridge with his human partner

Caution: Dog at Work

Katherine Corbett just wants people to leave her guide dog alone. “I would prefer for people to pretend that my dog is invisible,” Katherine says. “Honestly, the best compliment you can give a guide dog user is, ‘Oh, wow, I didn’t even notice you have a dog!’” Katherine has been blind since shortly after birth.… Continue Reading Caution: Dog at Work