For the past Five years, Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (NCBVI) staff throughout the state have successfully provided advocacy and training in issues of deaf-blindness to individuals who are deaf-blind, their families, employers and general community.
NCBVI’s five years of funding from the Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) Affiliate Program has come to a close. However, our affiliation with HKNC does not end here! Project continuation is vital to the network and development of services to individuals who are deaf-blind. Continued affiliation is contingent upon maintaining communication and collaboration with consumers, HKNC, and the network in order to sustain and improve the quality of services.
As a token of appreciation for the NCBVI team’s years of dedicated service to individuals who are deaf-blind, we have received from Joseph McNulty, HKNC Executive Director a commemorative plaque. This framed plaque consists of an authentic First Day Issue and corresponding block of four stamps, the Helen Keller/Anne Sullivan centennial 1880-1980 from Tuscumbia, Alabama. A First Day Cover cancellation bears the date of issue of the stamp, along with the place where the stamp was first issued by the United States Postal Service.
It is with great pleasure that we share a description of this plaque the community. It will be proudly displayed in the Omaha office of NCBVI.
Thank you to the NCBVI team for your continued dedication and service to individuals who are deaf-blind in our Nebraska communities.
Dr. Pearl Van Zandt, Executive Director
Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired.