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The primary mission of the Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired is to assist blind and visually impaired Nebraskans to enter the workforce, retain employment, advance in their chosen career fields, and remain active in their homes and communities.

Vocational Rehabilitation- All consumers of our vocational rehabilitation program are paired with a vocational rehabilitation counselor who assists them in identifying employment goals, connecting them to services they need to achieve those goals, and provides job searching and job placement assistance. This may include providing financial assistance for college or trade school, purchasing computer technology, or assistance with developing a resum

Youth and Young Adults- We provide Pre-Employment Transition Services to blind and low vision high school, college, and technical school students. These services provide students with the career exploration, college and workforce readiness, self-advocacy skills, mentoring, and real-world work experience they need in order to enter and advance in their chosen career field.

Blindness Rehabilitation Center- Our blindness rehabilitation center, the Nebraska Center for the Blind, provides blind and visually impaired adults of any age training in the skills they need to succeed in the workforce and live independently in their homes and communities. This includes training in the use of a long white cane to travel independently in their communities, across the country, and around the world. Students receive training in the latest adaptive technology, such as computers, screen reading software, smartphones, and tablets. Braille is taught as a useful tool for reading and for daily living tasks such as labeling kitchen appliances and medications. Students also receive extensive training in home management and home maintenance, including cooking, cleaning, budgeting, minor home repairs, and the use of hand and power tools.

Independent Living and Aging- Our Independent Living and Older Individuals who are Blind programs provide services to Nebraskans with vision loss who don’t have employment goals, including homemakers and retirees. These programs empower participants with the tools, training, mentoring, and resources they need to live independently in their homes, volunteer in their communities, and participate actively in social and recreational activities.

Small Business Opportunities- The Nebraska Business Enterprise program provides those with an interest in operating small food service businesses with the resources and training they need in order to run high quality vending services in government buildings and Interstate rest areas throughout the state.

Regardless of life stage, the Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired is here to empower blind youth and adults to achieve their goals and live their lives to the fullest.

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