Vision Resource Coalition

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If you’re a blind or visually impaired individual, you are not alone. We are here to help you and your loved one find answers, resources and hope.

As advocates for the blind and visually impaired, we lead the Vision Resources Coalition, a collaborative effort between more than 25 agencies and organizations that all serve the blind and visually impaired population in eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa. The agencies listed here are members of the coalition.

  • Assistology

    Provides assistive technology solutions for children and adults with disabilities gain unrestricted access to educational, vocational, recreational, home, and community activities.

  • Council Bluffs Visually Impaired Support Group

    Provides hope for blind and visually impaired individuals through monthly guest speakers that talk about being or living with a visual impairment. After the presentation the group discusses any concerns, challenges and shared experiences. Everyone with visual impairment is welcome. Second Wednesday of the month at the Council Bluffs Public Library.  

  • Iowa Council of the United Blind (ICUB) Across Iowa Chapter

    An at large group which meets the first Thursday of each month via phone at Conference call #:  712-432-5610; Access code: 782. This is an affiliation of the ACB.  Any person who cannot physically attend an ACB chapter is welcome to attend conference calls. National ACB and local ICUB topics are discussed.  After business then it is time for persons to share personal experiences relating to blindness.

  • J Ross Tech

    Jonathan Ross is an independent technology consultant, providing adaptive technology support, customization and training to individuals, businesses and schools, to meet the personal employment or educational goals of individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

  • Lions Clubs of Iowa

    Supports the Iowa Lions Eye Bank, Iowa KidSight program (screenings) and the Iowa Department for the Blind with programming support. Part of the largest service organization in the world to help people with vision and hearing loss.

  • MOBY

    Public transit service for those who are visually impaired or physically disabled in the Omaha metro area.

  • NanoPac, Inc.

    NanoPac, Inc. serves 8 States including Nebraska, and has been helping the blind and visually impaired since 1987 representing the majority of manufacturers.  They provide magnification solutions which help persons with low vision read and remain independent.  NanoPac has new and used units for sale, and every product comes with life-time support.  They will take older units in on trade if you like, and they come to your home or office to help you.

  • Nebraska Library Commission Talking Book and Braille Service

    Part of a nationwide network of cooperating libraries headed by the National Library Service (NLS), a division of the Library of Congress. Provides free audiobooks, audio magazines and braille through the mail and through digital download to individuals with a visual or physical condition, or a reading disability which limits use of regular print.

  • Nebraska Low Vision

    Nebraska Low Vision was founded by Patrick J. Fischer who has been helping the blind and visually impaired since 1990. Patrick is an entrepreneur that loves technology and helping people blind and visually impaired find solutions that allow them to remain independent. Nebraska Low Vision sells new and pre-owned magnification equipment which comes with life-time support.  They have the largest in-state inventory of new and used magnification equipment for sale.

  • Omaha Association of the Blind

    Embraces a mission to promote the social, intellectual, and economic welfare of the blind in Omaha, to work toward their interests and needs, and to foster an environment for communication & networking among the legally blind. Provides transportation to and from OAB Meetings.

  • Outlook Nebraska

    An Omaha-based non profit dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of the blind and visually impaired through employment, adaptive technology training, recreation and cultural experiences, and educational opportunities.

  • Share A Fare, Inc.

    Provides transportation for the blind and visually impaired citizens in the Greater Omaha area by promoting a cab subsidy program to enhance independent travel and effective participation in society.

  • WhyArts?

    Provides participatory and specially designed arts workshops to the visually impaired, hearing impaired, and individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities.

Upcoming Events

Adaptive CrossFit

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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Color Outside the Lines: Fresh Flower Arrangement Workshop

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Outlook Nebraska, 4125 S 72nd St, ,

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Peer Support Groups

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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