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Scientific photo of an eye with retinitis pigmentosa

Retinitis Pigmentosa Plus: Inherited Retinal Diseases Now and in the Future

The McPherson Eye Research Institute and the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired are teaming up to bring you an engaging program on retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and other inherited retinal degenerative diseases, live-streamed on Zoom on December 3 from 4-6 p.m. The program will feature Dr. David Gamm, Director of the McPherson ERI,… Continue Reading Retinitis Pigmentosa Plus: Inherited Retinal Diseases Now and in the Future

A watercolor-esque painting with pinks around the outside and a central blue pond.

Gallery Night Goes Virtual

Rose Fortney’s alcohol ink works will be on display virtually this year, along with art from 12 other artists who are blind or visually impaired. The Council’s Gallery Night event will be held online Friday, October 2, from 6-7:30 p.m. The event will stream live on the Council’s YouTube channel. Grab some snacks and settle… Continue Reading Gallery Night Goes Virtual

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Calling All Artists Who are Blind or Visually Impaired: Display Your Art at the Council’s Virtual Gallery Night Event

Each year, the Council is honored to display artwork by people who are blind or visually impaired. As part of its mission to empower people and the value of inclusivity, we actively seek and welcome art created by people from people experiencing vision loss. Do you know someone who is blind or visually impaired who expresses creativity through photography, woodworking, painting, fiber arts or other art forms? Continue Reading Calling All Artists Who are Blind or Visually Impaired: Display Your Art at the Council’s Virtual Gallery Night Event

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The Council Celebrates 2020 Scholarship Recipients in a Virtual Ceremony

Eight scholarship recipients talk about what the scholarships mean to them with Council CEO/Executive Director and scholarship work group co-chair Rebecca Arrowood. A virtual celebration was held to honor the Council’s 2020 scholarship recipients on Thursday, June 4. Council board, staff, members of the Scholarships work group, scholarship recipients and their family members attended. “The… Continue Reading The Council Celebrates 2020 Scholarship Recipients in a Virtual Ceremony

13 people standing in front of the WCBVI logo holding a Dementia Friendly banner.

Living Through Values: The Council Becomes a Dementia-Friendly Organization

Council staff at the end of the dementia-friendly training in January 2020. Inclusivity, integrity and uncompromising respect are the Council’s core values. To continue incorporating those principles into our services, we recently became a dementia-friendly organization. Each month, partner organizations present at our staff meetings to all share what they are doing in the community.… Continue Reading Living Through Values: The Council Becomes a Dementia-Friendly Organization

Eleven people stand outside with a billboard behind.

Billboard Advertising Raises Awareness of Council Services and Visual Impairment

Billboard Advertising Raises Awareness of Council Services and Visual Impairment Council and Adams Outdoor Advertising staff in front of the newly installed billboard on Stoughton Road. In 2016, Adams Outdoor Advertising launched Adams Collaborate, a campaign to provide local nonprofits with $250,000 worth of free billboard advertising in the Madison, Kenosha and Racine areas. As… Continue Reading Billboard Advertising Raises Awareness of Council Services and Visual Impairment

A group of people sit around a table in the Wisconsin state capitol.

Sign up for Legislative Day

Attendees listen to a speaker at the 2019 Legislative Day. The Council is pleased to announce an opportunity to engage with state agency leaders around vital topics like transportation, employment and rehabilitation services. We are actively working with our team to make adjustments to this event in response to COVID-19. The state budget operates on… Continue Reading Sign up for Legislative Day

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Scientific photo of an eye with retinitis pigmentosa

Retinitis Pigmentosa Plus: Inherited Retinal Diseases Now and in the Future

The McPherson Eye Research Institute and the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired are teaming up to bring you an engaging program on retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and other inherited retinal degenerative diseases, live-streamed on Zoom on December 3 from 4-6 p.m. The program will feature Dr. David Gamm, Director of the McPherson ERI,… Continue Reading Retinitis Pigmentosa Plus: Inherited Retinal Diseases Now and in the Future

A watercolor-esque painting with pinks around the outside and a central blue pond.

Gallery Night Goes Virtual

Rose Fortney’s alcohol ink works will be on display virtually this year, along with art from 12 other artists who are blind or visually impaired. The Council’s Gallery Night event will be held online Friday, October 2, from 6-7:30 p.m. The event will stream live on the Council’s YouTube channel. Grab some snacks and settle… Continue Reading Gallery Night Goes Virtual

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Calling All Artists Who are Blind or Visually Impaired: Display Your Art at the Council’s Virtual Gallery Night Event

Each year, the Council is honored to display artwork by people who are blind or visually impaired. As part of its mission to empower people and the value of inclusivity, we actively seek and welcome art created by people from people experiencing vision loss. Do you know someone who is blind or visually impaired who expresses creativity through photography, woodworking, painting, fiber arts or other art forms? Continue Reading Calling All Artists Who are Blind or Visually Impaired: Display Your Art at the Council’s Virtual Gallery Night Event

smiling faces in Zoom meeting

The Council Celebrates 2020 Scholarship Recipients in a Virtual Ceremony

Eight scholarship recipients talk about what the scholarships mean to them with Council CEO/Executive Director and scholarship work group co-chair Rebecca Arrowood. A virtual celebration was held to honor the Council’s 2020 scholarship recipients on Thursday, June 4. Council board, staff, members of the Scholarships work group, scholarship recipients and their family members attended. “The… Continue Reading The Council Celebrates 2020 Scholarship Recipients in a Virtual Ceremony

13 people standing in front of the WCBVI logo holding a Dementia Friendly banner.

Living Through Values: The Council Becomes a Dementia-Friendly Organization

Council staff at the end of the dementia-friendly training in January 2020. Inclusivity, integrity and uncompromising respect are the Council’s core values. To continue incorporating those principles into our services, we recently became a dementia-friendly organization. Each month, partner organizations present at our staff meetings to all share what they are doing in the community.… Continue Reading Living Through Values: The Council Becomes a Dementia-Friendly Organization

Eleven people stand outside with a billboard behind.

Billboard Advertising Raises Awareness of Council Services and Visual Impairment

Billboard Advertising Raises Awareness of Council Services and Visual Impairment Council and Adams Outdoor Advertising staff in front of the newly installed billboard on Stoughton Road. In 2016, Adams Outdoor Advertising launched Adams Collaborate, a campaign to provide local nonprofits with $250,000 worth of free billboard advertising in the Madison, Kenosha and Racine areas. As… Continue Reading Billboard Advertising Raises Awareness of Council Services and Visual Impairment

A group of people sit around a table in the Wisconsin state capitol.

Sign up for Legislative Day

Attendees listen to a speaker at the 2019 Legislative Day. The Council is pleased to announce an opportunity to engage with state agency leaders around vital topics like transportation, employment and rehabilitation services. We are actively working with our team to make adjustments to this event in response to COVID-19. The state budget operates on… Continue Reading Sign up for Legislative Day