Chad Bell

BioChad Bell

My name is Chad Bell. My family and I live just outside of Alliance, Nebraska. A few short months after I graduated from high school in 1995, I was involved in a car wreck which resulted in a back surgery leaving me totally blind. I then attended the Center for the Blind in Lincoln for six months.

Michael Hansen

Mike Hanson


I am pleased to have been given this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Mike Hansen and I am honored to represent the Blind of Nebraska as well as the National Federation of the Blind as a Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired Board Member.

State Statutes

Act, how cited.
Sections 71-8601 to 71-8616 shall be known and may be cited as the Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired Act.

Laws 2000, LB 352, § 1; ; Laws 2007, LB445, § 1.;


The Technology Program of the Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (NCBVI) assists Commission clients in meeting their vocational goal by providing the proper tools and training. NCBVI has three access technology specialists, one based in each district, to work with clients and counselors. The specialists receive training to keep them abreast of all aspects of nonvisual access technology hardware and software, as well as mainstream accessibility efforts.

FAQ & Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

What services does NCBVI provide?

NCBVI provides a wide variety of services aimed at empowering blind and visually impaired Nebraskans to live independently, attain higher education, and find, retain, and advance in their careers.