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.

Adaptive Equipment 
Designed for individuals to compensate for visual loss.

Adjustment to Vision Loss: Information, Skills, and Resources
Information and training techniques 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
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 list of common diseases that can lead to 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

Staff Contacts
Find out who to contact for information and assistance in your area.

Wisconsin Statutes and Other Employment Laws and Resources
Legal information on local, state, and federal levels.

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

Last Revised: January 13, 2015