Additional Resources

Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired

The Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a vocational rehabilitation agency for the blind. The Commission teaches independent living skills and provides assistance with finding employment. Through this service, individuals can learn cane navigation, computer skills, braille, woodshop, and many other valuable skills.

Call (877) 809-2419 or (402) 471-2891, or visit the NCBVI website.

Hotline for Disability Services

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.

Tactile 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

Nebraska Assistive Technology Partnership

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

Nebraska Childfind

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.

Radio Talking Book

Radio Talking Book Networkis 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.

Learning Ally

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.

Seedlings 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.