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Braille Symposium Featured at Vision Midwest Blind and Low Vision Conference

Press Release For Immediate Release October 7, 2010 Braille Symposium Featured at Vision Midwest Blind and Low Vision Conference Two-Day Braille Symposium Offers Presentations by Wisconsin and National Professionals Madison, WI – The Vision Midwest Conference is coming to the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison October 22-24, 2010 that features a [...]
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Continuum of Services for Students who are Blind or have Low Vision

With presenters that have over 75 years of collective experience as parents and public school support program staff (both for Madison Public Schools and at the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired school), the “Continuum of Services for Students who are Blind or have Low Vision” panel will provide a wealth of information! [...]
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Diabetes Symposium Featured In Conference

Press Release For Immediate Release September 28, 2010 Diabetes Symposium Featured in New Blind and Low Vision Conference – Vision Midwest Conference Diabetes Symposium Offers 14 One-Hour Presentations by Professionals Madison, September 28 – A new blind and low vision conference is coming to the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison October [...]
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Great Blind and Visually Impaired Children Programming for Parents and Professionals

What are parents and professionals saying when they hear about the blind and visually impaired children programming we have for them at the conference?  Here are some unsolicited comments we’ve received: “WOW! This is very exciting!” “The Math & Science Lab alone sounds great to me.” “This looks amazing!” “I love all the sports involvement.” [...]
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Beth Finke Captures the Spirit

Last Friday 12 State, Inc. had a Vision Midwest Conference fundraiser in Oak Park, IL.  The speakers included Bonnie Hibel, one of the hosts who spoke about becoming visually impaired later in life and her ultimately successful struggle to find work again, and Beth Finke, NPR commentator, author and journalist who lost her sight in [...]
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Chazen Museum of Art Tours

The Chazen Museum of Art (UW-Madison) will offer docent-led tours for adults/older children during the conference on Friday, October 22 and possibly Saturday, October 23.  Each tour will be about 1:45 and will have three parts: 1. Gloved tactile/touch tours of nine artworks (ranging from the 1st Century AD to modern times); 2. Sculptural touch [...]
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Diabetes Symposium Going Strong

As we develop the Vision Midwest Diabetes Symposium we’re excited to already have three great professional presenters: Dr. Justin Gottlieb, UW-Madison Associate Professor and Director of the Retina Service Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences on Diabetic Retinopathy; Diane Kernan-Schroeder, Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist on a variety of diabetes and [...]
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Making Art Accessible

From art therapy to fine artwork there is more and more discussion and, thankfully, more and more action to make art accessible for people who have disabilities.  While the Vision Midwest Conference is working on a number of art-oriented possibilities for the conference, we’re happy to say that Erin Narloch of Wausau’s Woodson Art Museum [...]
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National Champ Marathoner Kurt Fiene Presenting and Running at Vision Midwest

Last November I read about Kurt Fiene in an “Elmhurst Doings” article, which described his running routine and that he hoped to run in under three hours at the California International Marathon (CIM).  In December Kurt won the national marathon championship for visually impaired runners in 2:58:36 at the CIM.  This week I had the [...]
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Welcome!

Welcome to the new web site for the 12 State Vision Midwest Conference. This is a work in progress, so please be patient. Much more coming soon!
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