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Resources for Visually Impaired or Blind People

The resources below will help you make the most of your vision. They can assist you with non-painful skills and tools to help your vision. They may also help you find other resources for low vision in your area.

Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired 

754 Williamson St, Madison WI 53703 

www.wcblind.org 

800-783-5213 / 608-255-1166 

Services include, computer training, orientation and mobility, in-home rehab, sales of adaptive products through the Sharper Vision Store, and information and referral.

Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired 

WI Department of Health Services 

www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/blind 

888-879-0017 / 608-266-5641 

A vision rehab expert is assigned to each county. Services include orientation and mobility, in-home consults for activities of daily living, communications, adjustment, support groups, and social skills. 

Center for Deaf-Blind Persons 

3195 Superior St, Milwaukee WI 53207 

Voice/TTY/DBC 414-481-7477 

www.deaf-blind.org/

Vision Forward Association 

912 N Hawley Rd, Milwaukee WI 53213 

www.vision-forward.org 

877-258-9200 / 414-258-9200 

Services include low vision exams, technology training, mobility training, vision rehab, and sales of adaptive products.

State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Division of Long Term Care

Office for the Blind and the Visually Impaired

www.dhs.wisconsin.gove/blind 

Notes

  • People in the Dane County should contact the Wisconsin Council of the Blind and the Visually Impaired.

  • People who live closer to Milwaukee should contact the Vision Forward Association.

  • People who live outside of Wisconsin should contact the Wisconsin Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Helpful Links

QRS Links for the Blind or Visually Impaired

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p2/p22549b.pdf

Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired Staff Roster

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/blind/staff-roster.pdf