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What’s happening in April at the WCBVI?

Curious about what’s happening at the Wisconsin Center for Blind and Visually Impaired?  We’ve got you covered with featured monthly events, free online courses, and the latest local happenings. 


Featured Events


Birding By Ear 

Birds come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. But, did you know their chirps, songs, and various sounds are just as unique as they way they look? In fact, most bird watching is done without ever seeing anything at all—it’s done by ear. Birding By Ear is a free online course designed to serve birding (or birdwatching) enthusiasts who experience vision impairment or loss. Throughout the course, you’ll learn techniques to hone your listening and memory skills to better identify birds and song patterns. You’ll also discover common bird songs heard in early May in southern Wisconsin, and so much more.  

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Access Tech 101

Interested in learning new tips to help you better access, retrieve, and navigate information on your computer or mobile device? Access Tech 101 is a free online class that takes a deep dive into screen-reading and screen-magnification options for reading emails and browsing the web. It also explores new applications that can better scan and read printed materials. 

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Other Events Things to Note 


Advocacy Days

During Advocacy Days (formerly Legislative Day), you can get updates about the state budget and learn how you can help champion important issues for the blind and visually impaired in our community.

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Excellence Awards Nominations 

Don’t miss your chance to nominate someone in the community who has made an important contribution to the lives of the blind and visually impaired.

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Low Vision Support Group 

Join a community of blind and visually impaired at our virtual low vision support group offered every month by Vision Services staff.  

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