Tag: Outdoor Recreation

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With the Right Preparation, Winter Conditions Need Not Be Dangerous and Disorienting

“Winter is not a season. It’s an occupation.” -Sinclair Lewis One look at Sinclair Lewis’ quote and it makes sense that the American writer grew up in Minnesota. Winter weather causes ice and snow, school closings, power outages, car accidents, falls and broken bones. It also should cause planning and extra caution. For people with… Continue Reading With the Right Preparation, Winter Conditions Need Not Be Dangerous and Disorienting

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A Bicycle Built for You?

Experiencing a disability, whether a physical one that limits mobility or a sensory one like vision loss, can affect the way we take part in outdoor recreation. But it doesn’t necessarily mean the end of a particular activity. Take bicycle riding, for example. In recent years, a few different forms of accessible cycling have emerged… Continue Reading A Bicycle Built for You?

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The Lions Connection

In 2021 the Wisconsin Lions, along with dozens of local branches scattered across the state, celebrated their 100th year of service. Several Council board and staff members are active in their local chapters, creating an informal bond between our organization and the century-old Lions, as we each work to empower people living with vision loss… Continue Reading The Lions Connection

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Ten Tips for Safe Winter Walking

Navigating the snow and ice of a Wisconsin winter takes extra care for people with visual impairment. These tips will give you the confidence to get outside and enjoy our state’s winter wonderland. 1. Walk like a penguin. Take short, slow, deliberate steps, turning your feet slightly outward. Keep your hands out of your pockets… Continue Reading Ten Tips for Safe Winter Walking

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The legs of a person walking on snow with the aid of a white cane.

With the Right Preparation, Winter Conditions Need Not Be Dangerous and Disorienting

“Winter is not a season. It’s an occupation.” -Sinclair Lewis One look at Sinclair Lewis’ quote and it makes sense that the American writer grew up in Minnesota. Winter weather causes ice and snow, school closings, power outages, car accidents, falls and broken bones. It also should cause planning and extra caution. For people with… Continue Reading With the Right Preparation, Winter Conditions Need Not Be Dangerous and Disorienting

A man riding in a trishaw pedaled by another man

A Bicycle Built for You?

Experiencing a disability, whether a physical one that limits mobility or a sensory one like vision loss, can affect the way we take part in outdoor recreation. But it doesn’t necessarily mean the end of a particular activity. Take bicycle riding, for example. In recent years, a few different forms of accessible cycling have emerged… Continue Reading A Bicycle Built for You?

Lions Clubs logo

The Lions Connection

In 2021 the Wisconsin Lions, along with dozens of local branches scattered across the state, celebrated their 100th year of service. Several Council board and staff members are active in their local chapters, creating an informal bond between our organization and the century-old Lions, as we each work to empower people living with vision loss… Continue Reading The Lions Connection

A picture containing ground, outdoor, person Description automatically generated

Ten Tips for Safe Winter Walking

Navigating the snow and ice of a Wisconsin winter takes extra care for people with visual impairment. These tips will give you the confidence to get outside and enjoy our state’s winter wonderland. 1. Walk like a penguin. Take short, slow, deliberate steps, turning your feet slightly outward. Keep your hands out of your pockets… Continue Reading Ten Tips for Safe Winter Walking