We were founded in early 2000 as a not-for-profit organization with just four blind associates producing paper products, a clear vision for the future and a determination to establish and foster a productive blind and visually impaired workforce. As we grew we kept learning, expanding and providing enriching opportunities for our associates, clients and community. Today, we’re the largest employer of the blind and visually impaired not just in Nebraska, but a 7-state region. We continue to produce tissue and towel products, along with hopes, dreams, accomplishments and futures.

Here, people of all ages and walks of life who are blind, legally blind or experiencing vision loss have the means to accomplish their goals through employment, adaptive technology training, recreational programs, cultural experiences, resources and camaraderie.

Here, a blind or visually impaired workforce thrives, as we continue to expand our business and lead the way in job creation.

Here, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles and other family members of those experiencing vision loss, whether through macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, stargardt’s or another disease, find answers to help their loved ones.

Here, partner agencies and community leaders are invited to collaborate with us so we can reach and empower as many people as possible.

This is our calling. Won’t you join us?

Our Mission

To positively impact everyone who is blind or visually impaired.

We do this through robust employment opportunities with plenty of room for advancement and success; adaptive technology training that helps anyone who is blind or visually impaired learn how to use a computer, navigate a mobile device, try on digital eyewear and gain independence; recreational programs that boost confidence and increase physical activity; cultural experiences that enrich the lives of the visually impaired; community education and collaborative programs that allow people to meet others with similar conditions, start conversations among loved ones and open a world of organizations that are here to help.

Every day, we are working toward:

Lowering a staggering unemployment rate for the blind and visually impaired workforce

Continuing to knock down barriers for our clients and associates

Creating an environment that allows our clients to shed their fears and go for it

Building greater independence among those without sight or those losing their sight

Guiding those beginning their journey of self-discovery and self-reliance

Teaching our communities how to embrace those with varying needs

Connecting with other organizations who share our vision

Showing blind or visually impaired youth that anything is possible

Educating business leaders on inclusivity and workplace adaptability

Working with elected officials in creating more opportunities for the blind or visually impaired

Raising the quality of life for those with no vision or low vision

We aspire to be the first place people in our community and beyond turn to when seeking resources that empower those who are blind and those losing their sight.

We are here to provide answers, to deliver hope and to help those with vision impairments regain their confidence and live life to the fullest.