Janell, wearing a dark-toned coat stands to the left of her mother, who is wearing a lighter-toned winter coat. Janell holds Sully’s harness. Sully, a black lab, stands in front of the women and is looking toward the camera. All are standing on a snowy wooden front porch.


Guide dogs go through rigorous and thorough training, but there are times when unexpected situations arise for which the dog might have had no prior experience. Janell Groskreutz tells the story of how her guide dog, Sully, remained calm and obedient during an emergency.

Image Description: Gary Traynor and his guide dog Reuben are on a boat. As they float on the pristine lake water, Gary sits facing Reuben. Gary leans forward to become nose level with Reuben and embraces his left paw in his right hand.

Adventures of Fishing in The Blind

Many people say they find fishing to be a fun, relaxing hobby. For Gary Traynor and his guide dog, Reuben, a day spent fishing took an unexpected and exciting turn. Read on to find out what they caught!

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.

Book Clubs and You: Accessible and Fun

Curling up with a book is a great way to pass a snowy winter afternoon. Discussing what you have read with others can be a fun way to gain new perspectives and make new friends, so why not join a book club! Katherine Schneider shows you how to find a club you’ll like, make sure books are accessible and even how to start your own club. Read on for more details.