Blind & Vision Impaired Services

Office for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Role & Services


Located throughout the state, Rehabilitation Specialists for the Blind and Visually Impaired provide in-home service, teaching techniques and assessing the need for adaptive equipment such as a magnifier, that help people adapt and adjust to vision loss and encourage independence. Services are at no cost to the recipient and are typically provided in the consumer’s residence.

Wisconsin Division of Long Term Care
819 N. 6th Street, Room 609-C
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Ph: 888-879-0017
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Hours


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Vision Forward Association


Role & Services


Vision Forward Association was created by the merging of the Badger Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Center for Blind and Visually Impaired Children. We have various programs and services for people living with vision loss. The Vision Forward Store carries hundreds of adaptive products. 

Services range from adaptive daily living skills, vision assessment to safe traveling techniques and more. We also offer affordable housing at our Hawley Ridge Apartments, recreation through Life Skills classes and events and numerous volunteer opportunities.

912 N. Hawley Road
Milwaukee, WI 53213
Ph: 414-615-0100
Email
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Hours


Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired


Provisions


Provides services for the blind and visually impaired:
  • Advocacy
  • Assisting devices store
  • White cane program
  • Information and referral to other services for visually impaired
  • Low vision services
  • Education Programs to the public
  • Assistive technology trainers
  • Rehabilitation teacher
  • Webinars
  • Speakers’ bureau
  • White canes program
754 Williamson Street
Madison, WI 53703
Ph: 608-225-1166
Ph: 800-783-5213
Email
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Hours


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Wisconsin Talking Book & Braille Library


Provisions


The Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library (WTBBL) is part of the Talking Book Program of the Library of Congress. We provide Braille and recorded books and playback equipment through the United States Postal Services for those Wisconsin residents who for any physical reason cannot read normal print.  In addition, the WTBBL circulates audio books and Brailled materials about Wisconsin or by Wisconsin authors, as well as audio described videotapes and DVDs.

All books, equipment, and services including the mailing of materials, are free to the print-handicapped.

813 W. Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1436
Ph: 800-242-8822
Ph: 414-286-3045
Email
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Hours


Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.