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Serving Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, and Wood counties
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LEADER DOGS FOR THE BLIND

Leader Dogs for the Blind provides free services that empower people who are legally blind with lifelong skills for safe and independent daily travel. Guide dog instruction, O&M / white cane training and Summer Camp Experience for Teens are just a few of the free programs offered to fulfill our mission.

ADDRESS

1039 S Rochester Rd
Rochester Hills, 48307

PHONE

(248) 651-9011 or (888) 777-5332

OCCUPAWS GUIDE DOG ASSOCIATION

Provides guide dogs at no cost to the blind of Wisconsin by utilizing an in-home training program. The guide dog team is trained where they live, work & travel. Blinded veterans are eligible to have their dogs expenses paid by the VA.

ADDRESS

PO Box 45857
Madison, 53744

PHONE

(608) 772-3787

OFFICE FOR THE BLIND & VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Provides training to help blind/visually impaired adults to gain/regain independence. Includes developing techniques of daily living, personal care, communication skills, & other specialized skills.

Langlade/Lincoln: 2187 N Stevens St., Rhinelander 54501, (715) 365-2804

Marshfield & Wausau & Wisconsin Rapids: 601 Division St. Rm 136, Stevens Point, 54484, (715) 344-4210

PHONE

715-315-9970

TELEPHONE EQUIPMENT PURCHASE PROGRAM (TEPP) - PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

Helps individuals w/disabilities purchase telecommunications equipment necessary for affordable access to basic telephone services.

ADDRESS

PO Box 7854
Madison, 53707-7854

PHONE

(608) 231-3305 or (888) 816-3831

VISUALLY IMPAIRED SUPPORT GROUP

Support group for visually impaired adults and their families. Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 12:30-2:30. Also provides counseling and assistance to determine needs and offer help in identifying services and visual aids available in the community.

ADDRESS

1000 Lakeview Dr
Wausau, 54403

PHONE

(715) 261-6070

VISUALLY IMPAIRED SUPPORT GROUP - MERRILL Jenny Towers

For those dealing with the challenges of low and impaired vision.  

ADDRESS

711 E 1st St
Merrill, 54452

PHONE

(715) 536-9816

VISUALLY IMPAIRED SUPPORT GROUP - WAUSAU

Support group for visually impaired adults and their families. Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 12:30-2:30. Also provides counseling and assistance to determine needs and offer help in identifying services and visual aids available in the community.

ADDRESS

1000 Lakeview Dr
Wausau, 54403

PHONE

(715) 261-6070

VISUALLY IMPAIRED SUPPORT GROUP – WI RAPIDS

The Visually Impaired Support Group. Meets at 10:30 am every second Monday of the month in the Brehm Room at the Centralia Center in Wisconsin Rapids. The group is open to people who have low vision or are losing their vision, and those who support those people. Large print books are available check-out in the Paul Resource Library. Equipment to assist with large print reading is also available in the Resource Library.

ADDRESS

220 3rd Ave A, Ste 1
Wisconsin Rapids, 54495

PHONE

(715) 421-0014 or (888) 486-9545

WAUSAU OUTREACH FOR BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Provides opportunities for blind & visually-impaired people to experience fellowship, social activities, to network w/others, & to learn of resources available.

ADDRESS

501 Stewart Ave
Wausau, 54401

PHONE

(715) 842-0769

WISCONSIN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND & VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Does statewide advocacy & legislation, provides speakers, conducts webinars & online assistive technology classes & training, provides free white canes to persons who qualify, & sells adaptive products through Sharper Vision Store (store in Madison, catalog, or online at https://store.wcblind.org/).

ADDRESS

754 Williamson St
Madison, 53703

PHONE

(800) 783-5213

WISCONSIN SCHOOL FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

A residential school for K-12 students who are blind & visually impaired. Providing a general education curriculum, intensive instruction in skills which minimizes the effects.

ADDRESS

1700 W State St
Janesville, 53546

PHONE

(800) 832-9784 or (608) 758-6100

WISCONSIN TALKING BOOK AND BRAILLE LIBRARY

The Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library (WTBBL) is part of the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) network of cooperating libraries. WTBBL provides audio books, playback equipment, and braille materials free of charge to Wisconsin residents with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical, perceptual, or reading disability that prevents them from using regular print materials. WTBBL patrons receive and return books and equipment, postage-free through the U.S. Postal Service. In addition, WTBBL circulates audio books and braille materials about Wisconsin or by Wisconsin authors, as well as audio-described DVDs.

Email: wtbbl@milwaukee.gov

ADDRESS

813 W Wells St
Milwaukee, 53233

PHONE

(800) 242-8822 or (414) 286-3045