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!
The Wisconsin School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (WSBVI) will close school for students beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 until at least Friday, April 3, 2020. Please note that transportation will not take place on Sunday, March 15, 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Registration is open for our online class “ChromeVox: From Basics to Mastery.” Registration will remain open until January 31st at 4:00 PM.