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General Information and Referral  

Hotline for Disability Services is a resource for Nebraskans with disabilities. Hotline has experienced specialists and a computerized directory of information for quick response to disability concerns.

Call (800) 742-7594 or (402) 471-3656.

 


Maps  

Library of Congress/National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped maintains an extensive collection of tactile maps. For direct service, contact: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20542.

 


Instructional Music  

Library of Congress/National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped houses a collection of instructional music materials -- on cassette, in braille, and in large print. For direct service, contact: Music Section, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20542. E-mail: nlsm@loc.gov

 


Technology  

Nebraska Assistive Technology Partnership provides information about assistive technology devices and services. In addition to technology information, services include possible funding sources, contact with a peer volunteer, and training. Assistive Technology Partnership, 5143 South 48th Street, Suite C, Lincoln, NE 68516-2204. Phone: (888) 806-6287 or (402) 471-0734. Fax (402) 471-6052. E-mail: atp@atp.state.ne.us

 


Education  

Nebraska Childfind assists children with disabilities and their families. Focus is on education-related questions concerning rights for children with disabilities, resources for disability services, and responsibilities to children with disabilities.
Phone: (888) 806-6287 or (402) 471-0734.

 


Newspapers  

Radio Talking Book Network is a free Nebraska radio reading service. Newspapers and periodicals are read by volunteers over the second-audio-program channel of Nebraska public television. Radio Talking Book Network, 7101 Newport Avenue, #205, Omaha, NE 68152. Phone: (800) 729-7826 or (402) 572-3003.

 


Textbooks  

Learning Ally is a major source of textbooks and professional materials on cassette tape, plus E-Text books. There is a one-time registration fee and annual fees associated with this service. Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, 20 Roszel Road, Princeton, NJ 08540. Phone: (800) 221-4792 or (609) 452-0606.

 


Braille Books for Children  

Seedlings Braille Books for Children is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to increasing the opportunity for literacy by providing high quality, low cost braille books for children. Seedlings Braille Books for Children P.O. Box 51924, Livonia, MI 48151-5924. Phone:(734) 427-8552 or (800) 777-8552 Email: info@seedlings.org.