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Category Archive: News and Updates

Feb 13, 2019

Outlook Safety Milestone

Outlook Nebraska recently celebrated five years of putting safety first. The team, with 60 percent having vision loss, went 1825 days without a lost time incident.

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Feb 05, 2019

Challenges Inspire Growth

Outlook Associate Alex Curtis rests his elbows on the table. “Sure, I have been through a lot,” he said. “But I have always found a way to make things work.”

Alex was born with cataracts. At just two months old, both eye lenses...

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Feb 03, 2019

Finding Outlook Creates New Path

It is Monday. Outlook Technology Trainer Mickie Saltzman heads to his desk in the training center. Contrary to other opinions, Monday is his favorite day of the week because of the exciting tasks that are coming up. Mickie turns on his laptop and prepares to meet his first client....

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Aug 21, 2018

Five ways you can help Outlook Nebraska

At Outlook Nebraska, our mission is to positively impact everyone who is blind or visually impaired. We would not be able to do this without the help and support of everyone in our community. If you want to help us continue to help those with vision loss, check out...

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Mar 06, 2018

Brian Becomes a Key Team Player in Production Facility, on Goalball Court

Brian grew up in a small town. He was on the football team. He rode horses and even began his own horse training business after high school. Life was good.

Brian was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa at a young age. “I knew I had it, but...

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Feb 26, 2018

James Harvey hits his stride at Outlook Nebraska

It is a cool fall morning. Outlook Nebraska Associate James Harvey smiles to himself as he waits with his running partner. Today is his first 5K run, and he has been practicing for this for awhile now. James is one of three totally blind Outlook Nebraska associates participating in...

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Jun 01, 2017

Youth Emergency Services and Heartland Family Service were Victorious in the First-Ever Outlook Nebraska TP Bowl

From January 25 to February 5, Outlook Nebraska “rolled out” the Toilet Paper Bowl, a friendly competition with four local charities facing off to see who could collect the most toilet paper. During this event, charity “fans” were encouraged to support their “charity team” by...

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May 22, 2017

Outlook Nebraska Completes First Step of Expansion Project

35,000 Nebraskans, 15,000 in the Omaha area, are blind or experiencing vision loss. These Numbers will more than double by 2050 because of aged-related blindness and diabetes. Outlook Nebraska is renovating and expanding our space to create a place where these individuals and their families can learn and grow in a safe...

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May 22, 2017

Outlook Nebraska Associates Get Their Game On During Goalball League

Outlook Nebraska Machine Operator Brian Grams has always been a very active person. He played sports in high school and in his younger years. At 19, he realized that his vision loss was too great to drive or play sports, and he had to give up his horse training hobby...

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May 22, 2017

Visually Impaired Teens Overcome Barriers on the Ski Slopes

On a cool January morning, four visually impaired teens took to the ski slopes at Mount Crescent. This event was about more than just having fun. It was about growing confidence and showing these teens and everyone else that anything is possible with the right tools and support.

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