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Wisconsin Department of Health Services


Application (Word, 56 KB)

Council on Blindness (exit DHS)

County Phone Numbers (PDF, 197 KB)

Eye Diseases

Policy Manual (PDF, 72 KB)

Regional Offices (PDF, 10 KB)



RT Services

Staff (PDF, 34 KB)

White Cane


Blind or Visually Impaired 
Information and Services

Rehabilitation services are provided by the Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired (OBVI) to help individuals who are blind or visually impaired to achieve their own goals of independent living. OBVI staff visit individuals in their homes, conduct group trainings, and teach techniques and technologies for use in daily living (home management, personal care, Orientation & Mobility, and communications). These specialized skills allow individuals to adapt and adjust to vision loss, enabling them to live as independently as possible.

Announcing New Learning Opportunities

Adaptive Equipment 
Design for individuals to compensate for visual loss.

Adjustment Skills, Information and Techniques
Training to accomplish all the activities of daily living.

Blindness Rehabilitation Education  
Resources for those interested in pursuing career working with the blind or visually impaired.

Council on Blindness (exit DHS)
The Statutory Council on Blindness meets on a quarterly basis to advise and make recommendations to state agencies regarding issues that affect people who are blind and visually impaired in Wisconsin.

Eye Diseases
A listing of common diseases that can lead toward visual loss.

Other Resources and Information
A selected list of local and national resources.

Rehabilitation Teaching Services
Travel skills, personal management, communication, food preparation, home maintenance as well as other activities of daily living provided by trained staff.

Reports, Objectives and Services

Wisconsin Statutes and other employment laws/resources
Legal information on local and federal level.

White Cane
Information on legal rights of pedestrian with visual loss.

Here is a list of the rehabilitation specialists/staff (PDF, 34 KB), field offices (PDF, 10 KB) or county phone numbers (PDF, 197 KB).

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Last Revised: August 25, 2014