Image Description: Chad Nelson, wearing a black jacket and dark-colored pants, stands, facing the camera and smiling. His cane is to the left and in front of an artful display of birch branches standing on the vertical. Behind Chad is a lighted and windowed room in a conference center.

The BLIND Inc. Experience!

Attending a structured discovery independence training center can boost confidence, help you acquire new skills and build on the tools you already have in your toolbox. Chad Nelson, a recent Blind, Inc., graduate, describes what his experience at the center did to empower him.

Annika Konrad stands tall, looking over her right shoulder as she prepares to embark on a hike. I'm her right hand is a hiking pole and on her back is a large backpack. Mountainous green hills line the gravel path she is set to embark down.

What Disability Has Taught Me About The Limits of Independence

The meanings of words are important. Words shape how we think about people, life circumstances and the events in our lives. They shape our attitudes and our responses to situations. The Council and its Board of Directors took a closer look at its mission, and has made a change that will broaden the attitudes and perceptions of and for people with disabilities in Wisconsin. Annika Konrad explains why she proposed this change and what being truly empowered means to her.