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Resources for Visually Impaired or Blind People (4471)

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Resources for Visually Impaired or Blind People

The resources in this document help you get the most out of the eyesight you have.
The services offered are non-invasive and help you with low vision aids, ways of
using the vision you have left, and getting you in touch with valuable community
resources. Programs are usually not a “treatment” to restore lost or damaged
vision. They bring together practical techniques and useful tools to help you get
the most out of your vision. A person with low vision may need different aids for
different activities. Being able to get the most out of your useful eyesight helps
you be safer, more independent and enjoy life more.

Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired
754 Williamson St, Madison WI 53703
800-783-5213 / 608-255-1166
Services include, computer training, orientation and mobility, in-home
rehabilitation, sales of adaptive products through the Sharper Vision Store, and
information and referral.

Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired
WI Department of Health Services
888-879-0017 / 608-266-5641
A vision rehabilitation specialist is assigned to each county. Services include
orientation and mobility, in-home consultation for activities of daily living,
communications, adjustment, support groups, and social skills.

Center for Deaf-Blind Persons
3195 Superior St, Milwaukee WI 53207
Voice/TTY/DBC 414-481-7477

Vision Forward Association
912 N Hawley Rd, Milwaukee WI 53213
877-258-9200 / 414-258-9200
Services include low vision evaluations, technology training, mobility training,
vision rehabilitation, & sales of adaptive products.

State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Division of Long Term Care
Office for the Blind and the Visually Impaired

People in the Dane County area should contact the Wisconsin Council of the Blind
and the Visually Impaired.
People who live closer to Milwaukee should contact the Vision Forward
People who live outside of Wisconsin should contact the Wisconsin Office for the
Blind and Visually Impaired.

Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you
have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This
is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Because each
person’s health needs are different, you should talk with your doctor or others on your health care team when using
this information. If you have an emergency, please call 911. Copyright © 1/2016 University of Wisconsin Hospitals
and Clinics Authority. All rights reserved. Produced by the Department of Nursing. HF#4471

Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired Rehabilitation Specialists – Public 052314
Address Phone/Fax E-mail Counties for Services
Bronson, Kathleen
141 NW Barstow Street
Room 157
Waukesha, WI 53188-3789
262-521-5105 fax
Kathleen.Bronson@wisconsin.gov Dodge, Fond du Lac, Jefferson, Walworth and Waukesha
Dachelet, Susan
Field Supervisor
Northern Counties
200 North Jefferson Street
Suite 501
Green Bay, WI 54301-5197
NE Regional Office
920-448-5253 fax
Susan.Dachelet@wisconsin.gov Brown
Ellerman, Arneetrice P.O. Box 75
Somers, WI 53171-0075
262-859-0200 fax
Arneetrice.Ellerman@wisconsin.gov Kenosha, Milwaukee South of Wisconsin Avenue and Racine
Gilbertson, Scott
1805 North 14th Street
Suite 2
Superior, WI 54880-8801
715-392-9232 fax
Scott.Gilbertson@wisconsin.gov Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas,
Iron, Polk, Sawyer and Washburn
Kenevan, Jean
820 West College Avenue
Suite 3
Appleton, WI 54914-5275
920-831-2091 fax
Jeannine.Kenevan@wisconsin.gov Calumet, Outagamie and Winnebaga
Langham, Thomas
Office Director
912 North Hawley Road
Room 220
Milwaukee, WI 53213-3222
414-302-6231 fax
Lebrick, Margaret 3262 Church Street
Stevens Point, WI 5
800-382-8484 ext 223
715-344-4414 fax
Adams, Green Lake, Marathon (South
of Hwy 29), Marquette, Portage,
Waupaca, Waushara and Wood
Martens, Doug
912 North Hawley Road
Room 222
Milwaukee, WI 53213-3222
414-302-2764 fax
Milwaukee North of Wisconsin
Avenue, Ozaukee, Sheboygan and
Palmer, Linda
115 5th Avenue South
Suite 506
La Crosse, WI 54601-4018
608-789-5664 fax
Buffalo, Crawford, Jackson, Juneau, La
Cross, Monroe, Trempealeau and
Thompson, Al
610 Gibson Street
Suite 1
Eau Claire, WI 54701-3687
Western Regional Office
715-836-2535 fax
Barron, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau
Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Rusk, St. Croix
and Taylor
Unger, James
2187 North Stevens Street
Suite C
Rhinelander, WI 54501-8043
Northern Regional Office
715-365-2706 fax
Florence, Forrest, Langlade, Lincoln,
Marathon (North of Hwy 29), Oneida,
Price and Vilas
Zalig, Angela
200 North Jefferson Street
Suite 501
Green Bay, WI 54301-5197
North East Regional Office
920-448-5253 fax
Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc,
Marinette, Menominee, Oconto and