About WCBVI

WCBVI’s Mission and Vision

WCBVI Mission Statement

The Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, as an integral part of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, works in partnership with local education agencies and other service providers, to serve as a statewide network of professionals, resources, materials and equipment to promote quality professional practices directed toward ensuring excellence in educational programming and expanded opportunities for students who are blind or visually impaired.

Our History

WCBVI’s Historic & Current Relevance to Wisconsin’s Educational Landscape

The Wisconsin Center for The Blind and Visually Impaired, located in Janesville Wisconsin, was founded in 1849, and is in fact the first public institution chartered by the state legislature. Today WCBVI still stands as one of Wisconsin’s enduring and vital educational institutions. A proud division of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, WCBVI has throughout the years steadfastly dedicated itself to providing high quality educational opportunities and outcomes for children who are blind or visually impaired who reside in the state of Wisconsin.

Why Our School?

Here are just a few reasons why the Wisconsin School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (WSBVI) may be the right choice for your child: