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A sketch of someone with a cane near hands communicating in sign language along with the words DeafBlind Awareness Month.

DeafBlind Awareness Month Recognizes an Often “Invisible Population”

June is DeafBlind Awareness Month, a time to recognize people within our community living with both visual and hearing impairment. June was chosen as DeafBlind Awareness Month because June 27 is the birthday of political activist and prolific author Helen Keller. The Center for Deaf-Blind Persons (CDBP) in West Allis has been an important resource… Continue Reading DeafBlind Awareness Month Recognizes an Often “Invisible Population”

A group of birders standing on a path through the woods.

Birding by Ear Continues to Delight Birders of All Abilities

Birding by Ear (BBE), an annual educational event the Council hosts in collaboration with partner organizations, helps people understand that sound is just as important as sight when birding. Each bird has unique sounds, and experienced birders know that being able to differentiate between these sonic cues is important to properly identifying birds in your… Continue Reading Birding by Ear Continues to Delight Birders of All Abilities

Luke Robel wearing glasses outdoors smiling for the camera

2023 Student Spotlight: Luke Robel

“I believe I’ve always been an overachiever.” So begins the essay Luke Robel wrote for his 2023 Council Scholarship application. And talking with the Colgate, Wisconsin native, you get a glimpse into the truth of that statement. Luke put his scholarship to good use. Last October he graduated from Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) with… Continue Reading 2023 Student Spotlight: Luke Robel

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A sketch of someone with a cane near hands communicating in sign language along with the words DeafBlind Awareness Month.

DeafBlind Awareness Month Recognizes an Often “Invisible Population”

June is DeafBlind Awareness Month, a time to recognize people within our community living with both visual and hearing impairment. June was chosen as DeafBlind Awareness Month because June 27 is the birthday of political activist and prolific author Helen Keller. The Center for Deaf-Blind Persons (CDBP) in West Allis has been an important resource… Continue Reading DeafBlind Awareness Month Recognizes an Often “Invisible Population”

A group of birders standing on a path through the woods.

Birding by Ear Continues to Delight Birders of All Abilities

Birding by Ear (BBE), an annual educational event the Council hosts in collaboration with partner organizations, helps people understand that sound is just as important as sight when birding. Each bird has unique sounds, and experienced birders know that being able to differentiate between these sonic cues is important to properly identifying birds in your… Continue Reading Birding by Ear Continues to Delight Birders of All Abilities

Luke Robel wearing glasses outdoors smiling for the camera

2023 Student Spotlight: Luke Robel

“I believe I’ve always been an overachiever.” So begins the essay Luke Robel wrote for his 2023 Council Scholarship application. And talking with the Colgate, Wisconsin native, you get a glimpse into the truth of that statement. Luke put his scholarship to good use. Last October he graduated from Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) with… Continue Reading 2023 Student Spotlight: Luke Robel