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The words Cyber Week Sale, Monday, November 29-Friday, December 3 in various colors on a black background.

Cyber Week Sale

Since the 1960s, the Council’s Sharper Vision Store has served as a one-stop shop for people living with vision loss. In 2020, we joined the retail herd by holding our first ever Black Friday Sale the day after Thanksgiving. Then last year, we upped the ante with our first ever Cyber Week Sale—five full days… Continue Reading Cyber Week Sale

Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired Celebrating 70 Years of Advocacy, Empowerment and Service on a red background with circles

70th Anniversary Gratitude: Celebrating Those Who Have Supported the Council for Half of Our History

In this 70th anniversary year of the Council’s work, what better time to celebrate those who have supported our organization for at least the past 35 years? Why did we choose 35 years? “That’s half of our 70 years of existence,” says Fund Development Director Lori Werbeckes. “The Council began recording donations on software just… Continue Reading 70th Anniversary Gratitude: Celebrating Those Who Have Supported the Council for Half of Our History

Four Council staff accepting a White Cane Safety Day at the Governors Office

White Cane Safety Day Provides the Spark for Year-Round Commitment to Pedestrian Safety

Since 1964, October 15 of each year is recognized as White Cane Safety Day, a day to educate the public about Wisconsin’s White Cane Law and promote safe, welcoming communities for people with vision loss. In addition, the Council uses it as an opportunity to promote our broader set of pedestrian safety priorities. The White Cane… Continue Reading White Cane Safety Day Provides the Spark for Year-Round Commitment to Pedestrian Safety

Lewa Diarra standing by a lake with the Wisconsin State Capitol in the distant background

Student Spotlight: Lewa Diarra

Lewa Diarra has always been motivated to succeed. In high school, she ran track, where she was constantly urging teammates to band together and support each other. “During the first few weeks of the season, I noticed that the members of my running group weren’t really talking or cheering each other on,” she says. “It… Continue Reading Student Spotlight: Lewa Diarra

Photo of Vision Rehabilitation Therapist showing items in the new on-site classroom

On-Site Vision Rehab Now Available at the Council with the Opening of New Classroom

The Council recently expanded its menu of services with the opening of an on-site vision rehabilitation classroom at our Madison office. We are now able to provide vision rehabilitation therapy at our own location in addition to in clients’ homes. “Opening the classroom enables us to better serve clients for whom a home visit is… Continue Reading On-Site Vision Rehab Now Available at the Council with the Opening of New Classroom

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The words Cyber Week Sale, Monday, November 29-Friday, December 3 in various colors on a black background.

Cyber Week Sale

Since the 1960s, the Council’s Sharper Vision Store has served as a one-stop shop for people living with vision loss. In 2020, we joined the retail herd by holding our first ever Black Friday Sale the day after Thanksgiving. Then last year, we upped the ante with our first ever Cyber Week Sale—five full days… Continue Reading Cyber Week Sale

Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired Celebrating 70 Years of Advocacy, Empowerment and Service on a red background with circles

70th Anniversary Gratitude: Celebrating Those Who Have Supported the Council for Half of Our History

In this 70th anniversary year of the Council’s work, what better time to celebrate those who have supported our organization for at least the past 35 years? Why did we choose 35 years? “That’s half of our 70 years of existence,” says Fund Development Director Lori Werbeckes. “The Council began recording donations on software just… Continue Reading 70th Anniversary Gratitude: Celebrating Those Who Have Supported the Council for Half of Our History

Four Council staff accepting a White Cane Safety Day at the Governors Office

White Cane Safety Day Provides the Spark for Year-Round Commitment to Pedestrian Safety

Since 1964, October 15 of each year is recognized as White Cane Safety Day, a day to educate the public about Wisconsin’s White Cane Law and promote safe, welcoming communities for people with vision loss. In addition, the Council uses it as an opportunity to promote our broader set of pedestrian safety priorities. The White Cane… Continue Reading White Cane Safety Day Provides the Spark for Year-Round Commitment to Pedestrian Safety

Lewa Diarra standing by a lake with the Wisconsin State Capitol in the distant background

Student Spotlight: Lewa Diarra

Lewa Diarra has always been motivated to succeed. In high school, she ran track, where she was constantly urging teammates to band together and support each other. “During the first few weeks of the season, I noticed that the members of my running group weren’t really talking or cheering each other on,” she says. “It… Continue Reading Student Spotlight: Lewa Diarra

Photo of Vision Rehabilitation Therapist showing items in the new on-site classroom

On-Site Vision Rehab Now Available at the Council with the Opening of New Classroom

The Council recently expanded its menu of services with the opening of an on-site vision rehabilitation classroom at our Madison office. We are now able to provide vision rehabilitation therapy at our own location in addition to in clients’ homes. “Opening the classroom enables us to better serve clients for whom a home visit is… Continue Reading On-Site Vision Rehab Now Available at the Council with the Opening of New Classroom