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Free White Canes

Any Wisconsin resident who is blind or visually impaired in need of a new white cane is eligible for one free cane every 24 months. Our program does not receive any publicly funded money; all of our canes are provided through generous donations to our White Cane Program. There are two exceptions as to our 24-month policy: 1.) Those who are under the age of eighteen, or have not yet graduated from high school (but still under the age of 21), may be eligible to receive a free white cane, or...
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Assistive Products

Assistive products are items that make every day tasks for the blind and visually impaired a little easier. For example, did you know that there is a device that can help you write out a check? Or that there are cribbage boards with raised numbers and large-print decks of cards? These are just some of the hundreds of items available through the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired. You can shop on-line and see these products  at The Sharper Vision Store. The...
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The Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired coordinates a speaker’s bureau, and we always appreciate the opportunity to share information and insights about blindness or vision loss. We are available for free educational presentations to schools, community organizations, low vision support groups, churches, clubs and a wide variety of other organizations. Our presentations can be in response to a specific request or on general topics related to blindness and vision loss. We...
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Legislative Advocacy

2018 Legislative Priorities Legislative Updates: Click Here for Legislative News Find out who your Legislators are here Five Steps to Accessible Voting Previous Council Correspondence: Congress Moves on Tax Reform, Concerns Raised over Potential Spending Cuts Click here to read Wisconsin Aging and Disability Stakeholder Organizations' letter to Co-Chairs Darling and Nygren and Joint Finance Committee Council's Concerns with Assembly Special Needs Voucher Council letter to...
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Vision Services

The Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired provides a number of vision services. To better serve our non-English speaking or limited English-speaking customers and clients, we now offer telephonic interpretive services. This is available when you visit the Council at our Madison office or if you receive vision rehabilitation training in your home.  Para servir mejor a nuestros clientes que no hablan, o hablan poco el inglés, el Consejo de Wisconsin de las personas ciegas o...
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