or Visually Impaired
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.
Information and Services
Announcing New Learning Opportunities
Design for individuals to compensate for visual loss.
Adjustment Skills, Information and
Training to accomplish all the activities of daily living.
Resources for those interested in pursuing career
working with the blind or visually impaired.
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.
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
Reports, Objectives and
Wisconsin Statutes and other employment
Legal information on local and federal level.
Information on legal rights of pedestrian with visual loss.
Here is a list of the rehabilitation
specialists/staff (PDF, 37 KB),
(PDF, 10 KB)
or county field phone numbers
(PDF, 17 KB).
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February 28, 2013