Nebraska Commission For The Blind and Visually Impaired is pleased to announce the inclusion of the Nebraska Individuals With Deaf-Blindness Project in the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults Affiliate Program.
The mission of the Project is to expand and improve services impacting the lives of individuals who are deaf-blind of all ages and their families.
The Project will work to enable individuals who are deaf-blind to live independently in the community of their choice and achieve personal independent living and vocational goals and to improve the capacity of the service delivery system to meet the needs of individuals with deaf-blindness. Activities and services of the Project are designed to meet vocational rehabilitation and independent living needs of those with dual sensory loss through information and referral, individualized training in alternative skills of blindness and deafness, advocacy training, and assistive technology.
Each year, June 27 marks the anniversary of Helen Keller's birth. NCBVI Deaf-Blind Project Invites you to join us as we reflect on the abilities, rather than the disabilities of our fellow Nebraskans who experience a dual sensory loss of deaf-blindness. Whether they are in the workforce, going to school, raising families or running marathons, we recognize that life can be full for those who live without sight or sound if they are given the opportunity. Nebraska… the Good Life!
On May 12th, 1947 Helen Keller herself came to Nebraska to speak to our citizens and Legislature about the importance of recognizing the positive impact of individuals in our state who are blind and deaf-blind in their desire to be full participants in any activity in our Nebraska communities.