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Virtual Vision PST Meetings

    We are excited to share that in light of the COVID19 pandemic, we will be offering a brand new pilot program in order to better reach and hear our Wisconsin Vision Professionals–Virtual PST’s!

    Outreach Letter to Stakeholders Regarding Coronavirus

      Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and Department of Public Instruction (DPI) guidance regarding the importance of social distancing, which includes large social events, the WCBVI Outreach Team will postpone in-person Outreach Service Requests (OSRs) and Outreach events and supports until further notice.

      Letter to Parents & School District LEAs Regarding Coronavirus

        The Wisconsin School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (WCBVI) the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction value the health and safety of our students, staff, and families. Here at WSBVI, we are monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation.

        Sources for Talking Scientific and Talking Graphing Calculators

          With APH discontinuing distribution and support for its popular Orion Calculators (see “discontinued products” section of the November 2019 Newsletter), there have been many questions regarding where and how to procure talking and/or talking graphing calculators.

          Updating your Orbit Reader 20

            There have been some TVIs and students who have had some difficulty connecting Orbit Reader 20 units to devices via Bluetooth (i.e. the iPad or Mac). It is very likely that an update of the unit will resolve this issue.

            BrailleFest & Braille Challenge are a Go!

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              If winter weather impacts your travel, please use your judgement in determining whether you decide to travel to us. We will not be cancelling the event, but only want our guests to join us if they can do so safely.

              2020 BrailleFest & Braille Challenge

                Each year, the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (WCBVI) holds events to celebrate the use of Braille. Our 21st annual BrailleFest will be held on Thursday, February 13th and the Braille Challenge follows on Friday, February 14th.

                WSBVI Named a Finalist in National STEM Contest

                  Samsung Solve for Tomorrow logoWSBVI is a Wisconsin State Finalist in the 10th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, a $3 million* nationwide competition that encourages 6th through12th grade students to creatively use STEM skills to solve a community challenge.