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Access Nebraska

Select self-screening to see what programs you may want to consider applying for. Select the programs you want to apply for and submit the application online with an electonic signature.

American Council of the Blind

American Council of the Blind - Check this site for numerous services and helpful resources including their monthly publication The Braille Forum.

American Foundation for the Blind

American Foundation for the Blind has information resources reports fact sheets newsletters and press releases and more.

Assistive Technology for All

AT4ALL is a free service from the Assistive Technology Partnership. AT4ALL has a variety of equipment available for all of your needs. Equipment available includes computers wheelchairs scooters walkers personal care items items for vision and hearing impairments hospital beds and adapted vehicles. At AT4ALL you can find equipment for loan for sale or for giveaway. You can also find equipment from local lending program to try out before you buy it.

Children of Aging Parents

Children of Aging Parents CAPS a national not-for profit agency recently announced the formation of a new support group for local caregivers at Omahas premier independent living community Elk Ridge Village. Elk Ridge Village which is located off of 194th Blondo just north of the West Dodge Expressway will pamper support group participants with complimentary refreshments in their exquisite dining room prior to each meeting.

CHIRS Consumer Health Information Resource Service

Need information to guide decisions about your health or the health of a family member or friend The McGoogan Library of Medicine provides such information to Nebraska residents free of charge through their Consumer Health Information Resource Service CHIRS. A Health Sciences Librarian will research your condition and provide a tailored package of information that may include Journal Articles Book Chapters Pamphlets and Web Resources. CHIRS information is provided for informational purposes only. Consult with your health care provider for specific medical questions. To request health information contact CHIRS or email them at or contact your local public library.


A federally funded information and referral service that identifies coordinates and disseminates information related to children and youth who are deaf-blind.

The Assistive Technology Partnership hosts this housing listing and locator service that will provide easy access to information about housing opportunities throughout Nebraska. The service allows Nebraskans to locate available housing that best fits their needs either through the web site or 1-888-806-6287. Individuals will be able to easily search for housing using a wide variety of search criteria access other helpful websites as well as tools for renters including an affordability calculator a rental checklist and renter rights and responsibilities information - also provides information on supportive services throughout the State especially those services linked to housing needs.

Large Print Low Vision Resource Network

The Network provides access to 50 top low-vision links a low-vision discount directory and discounts on large print books magazines.

Lighthouse International

Lighthouse International - Through work in vision rehabilitation services education research and advocacy Lighthouse International enables people of all ages who are blind or partially sighted to lead independent and productive lives.

The National Eye Institute

Their Office of Health Education and Communication responds directly to requests for information on eye diseases and vision research. Publications are available at no charge.

The National Federation of the Blind

The National Federation of the Blind is a consumer and advocacy organization that provides education information and referral services scholarships literature and publications aids and appliances and other adaptive equipment for the blind and much more.

The National Information Clearinghouse on Children who are Deaf-Blind

The National Information Clearinghouse on Children Who Are Deaf-Blind - This information and referral service identifies coordinates and disseminates information related to children and youth who are deaf-blind.

Nebraska Library Commissions Talking Book Braille Service

The Nebraska Library Commissions Talking Book Braille Service is part of a nationwide network of cooperating libraries headed by the National Library Service NLS a division of the Library of Congress. They provide audio and Braille books and magazines to individuals with a visual or physical condition or reading disability which limits use of regular print.

Prevent Blindness America

Prevent Blindness America serves millions of people each year through public and professional education community and patient services programs and research.

Prevent Blindness Nebraska

Prevent Blindness Nebraska has been working since 1970 to save the eyesight of Nebraskans. They offer Adult and Childrens Vision or Glaucoma Screenings along with many other services.

See To Learn

A preventive health program designed to ensure that kindergarten children entering school can see to learn and to educate parents and teachers about the warning signs of vision problems in all school-age children. This site provides information on free vision assessments for three-year-old children.

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