My name is Wesley Majerus, and I am serving as the National Federation of the Blind of Nebraska's designee on the NCBVI Board of Commissioners. I grew up near Wolbach, NE, a small town in central Nebraska. I attended Wolbach Public Schools and graduated as class valedictorian in 2000. After a summer attending the Nebraska Orientation and Training Center, I studied for five years at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. In 2005, I graduated from the University with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration emphasizing management and Management Information Systems. I also have a minor in Computer Science.
I currently work for the State of Nebraska - Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) as an Internet Applications Developer. My duties include writing web pages and Java code. In addition, I test systems for Section 508 compliance, which means that I test them for accessibility by the blind and disabled. I have held this position for, all told, almost five years as it grew from a part-time, two-day-a-week internship to a full-time position in November of 2006. In my spare time, I enjoy learning how things work, watching sports, traveling, and reading. On occasion, I have assisted with group teaching activities for blind adolescents. Recently, I completed a two-year commitment mentoring a blind youth in a program sponsored by the National Federation of the Blind's National Center for Mentoring Excellence.
I joined the National Federation of the Blind in 2000, soon after beginning college. I served as the Vice President of the Nebraska Association of Blind Students from 2000-2005. From 2004 through 2006, I served as National Federation of the Blind of Nebraska - Lincoln Chapter board member. Currently, I serve as the secretary of the Lincoln Chapter. I am also Second Vice President of the NFB of Nebraska. I am honored to serve on the Board of Commissioners and to lend my expertise in giving direction to the Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired.