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 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.
WCBVI would like to offer an online class on the ChromeVox screen reader in spring of 2020. At this time, we are assessing whether there are enough individuals interested in taking a course on this topic.
WCBVI Outreach is planning trainings for teachers during the 2019-2020 school year. If you are a teacher of the blind and visually impaired, an Orientation and Mobility Professional, or a para-professional working with students with a visual impairment, please take a moment to share your training needs with us. The information we receive through this survey will drive what we offer.Read More »Vision Professionals Training Survey
We are interested in helping families and parents learn more! Do you need answers to your questions about blindness and visual impairment? What are your needs related to raising a child who is blind or visually impaired?Read More »WCBVI Family Activity Survey
Introducing 2 NEW types of clinics!
Please use the form at the link below to sign your student up for one of the three types of vision clinics taking place this year. In order to plan for the school year, referrals must be submitted by September 13th.Read More »OPEN NOW! Low Vision and Refraction Clinic Referrals for the 2019-20 School Year
The June 2019 issue of our newsletter, The Eye Spy, is now available. Topics in this issue include…
West State Street between Center Avenue and Oakhill Avenue will be closed to through traffic for approximately 7 weeks beginning Monday, July 15, 2019. Contractors working for the City of Janesville will be reconstructing the roadway as well as some curbs/gutters and sidewalks.Read More »State Street Under Construction
Join us for our exciting end of school year activities the week of June 3-7! Please note that the Spring Concert which was planned for May 30th has been cancelled and combined with the Talent Show.