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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.

Adventures in Vision Loss: Learning to Do Things Differently – A five-day training for Wisconsin residents who are newly blind or visually impaired and want to learn more about living with vision loss.

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

Services for Adults with Vision Loss Brochure, P-23142 (PDF) – OBVI's brochure explaining services we provide and how to contact us.

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.

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.

Last revised November 8, 2023