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Statutory Council on Blindness

10/19/2017 09:00 AM - 10 /19/2017 03:30 PM

Vision Forward Association, 912 N Hawley Road, Milwaukee, WI- 53213

Agency: Department of Health Services
Contact: Ana Detert 608-266-7498

1.	Call meeting to order
2.	Approve Statutory Council meeting minutes from June 2017
3.	Update on plan for recruitment of new members by Department of Health Services (DHS) Liaison Amber Mullett
4.	9:30 AM - Public comments on issues affecting Wisconsin residents who are blind and visually impaired
5.	Update from DHS Liaison Amber Mullett about State Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired (OBVI)
6.	Break
7.	Updates and discussion on recent meetings with Kathleen Enders from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) - Amber Mullett and Doug Tikkanen (via Governor’s Committee for People with Disabilities (GCPD))
8.	Report and discussion on recent meeting with DVR SenseAbility Team
9.	Report from Doug Tikannen on recent meeting of GCPD
10.	Schedule meetings for SCOB members to meet with partners for updates
11.	Discuss redirection and necessity of subcommittees: Executive, Blind Enterprise Program (BEP), Employment, Transportation, Public Relations, Information & Assistance
12.	Discuss items for Legislative Day agenda – What items does SCOB what legislature to consider?
13.	Propose action items to dictate direction of SCOB in the next fiscal year.
14.	1:00 PM – Rob Buettner, Speaker from Beyond Vision 
15.	Plan next steps for recommendations to BEP program
16.	Adjourn

The purpose of this meeting is to conduct the governmental business outlined in the above agenda. The Statutory Council on Blindness is a nine-member statutory body, which is appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Health Services. The purpose of the Council is to make recommendations to DHS and other state agencies on services, activities, programs, investigations, and research that affect Wisconsin residents who are blind or visually impaired. For more information on the Council or how to apply to become a member, contact the Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired at 888-879-0017 or 

Note: Items on the agenda are subject to change.

DHS is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. If you need accommodations because of a disability, if you need an interpreter or translator, or if you need this material in another language or in alternate format, you may request assistance to participate by contacting Ana Detert at 608-266-7498 or
Conference Call: 877-820-7831	Passcode: 988055

Americans with Disabilities Act Statement

Reasonable accommodations, including the provision of informational material in an alternative format, will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. This agency, to the maximum extent possible, holds all meetings in facilities that are physically accessible to persons with disabilities.  For questions about accessibility, contact the meeting's sponsoring division.