Resource Coalition

If you’re a blind or visually impaired individual, you are not alone. If medicine and traditional optometry failed you, 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.

Adaptive Technology

Jul 23, 2019

Digital Eyewear Demonstrations

Digital Eyewear helps those with some vision capacity see the world more clearly. This is a great opportunity to learn about the different digital eyewear devices that are currently available to you, how they work, their benefits and limitations, and how they will meet your specific needs and lifestyle.

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Jul 23, 2019

Computer & Mobile Device Training

Learn to independently use your computer to pay bills, check email, read the paper and so much more. If mobile devices interest you, we’ll teach you to unlock their potential with their embedded functions along with the latest apps.

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Recreation

Jul 25, 2019

Bowling League

You don’t need sight to make friends, have fun and knock down a few pins. Our bowling league is open to blind and visually impaired individuals who would like to join a great group of people cheering on one another, though there might be a little friendly competition. No bowling experience (or bowling shirts) necessary.

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Jul 25, 2019

Tandem Bike Club

If you are blind or visually impaired and want to go on a bike ride, this is your club. Experience the wind gliding across your face as your heart races and your legs pedal during a tandem bike ride. You will be partnered with a sighted volunteer who will help steer you on the bike trail and into an overwhelming sense of freedom. Rides take place monthly, weather permitting.

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Jul 25, 2019

Stanley M. Truhlsen, Jr. Blind Golfer Clinic

Learn to chip, putt and swing from local golf pros who’ve been instructed on how to guide visually impaired golfers in the game. This clinic is designed for all skill levels, from those who’ve always wanted to play, to those who are ready to take their clubs out of storage and onto the course.

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Jul 25, 2019

Goalball

Ever heard of Goalball? It’s a paralympic sport designed specifically for the visually impaired. It’s played indoors with all participants wearing sleep shades — even the sighted players. Your goal is to roll a ball with a bell attached past the defender’s line. It’s fun, competitive and gets you moving.

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Jul 25, 2019

Adult Recreation

Once a month we host recreational activities that allow blind and visually impaired adults continue doing what they love. Basketball, goalball, golf and more.

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Jul 23, 2019

Youth Recreation Programs

Once a month we host recreational activities that engage kids and encourage teamwork. During the month of July, we team up with Boys Town in offering a week-long residential, sports oriented summer camp that allows blind or visually impaired children, ages 9-19, be just kids.

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Culture

Jul 25, 2019

Live Performances with Audio Description

Attend a live performance or a sporting event and experience every action with audio description. Through an earpiece, you will receive verbal description of what is happening on stage or on the field. Visual elements, scenery, defensive plays — take it all in.

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Jul 25, 2019

Please Touch the Art Workshops

In collaboration with the University of Nebraska Omaha, we offer workshops that challenge the notion of “look, but don’t touch the art.” Under the instruction of art professors experienced in instructing the blind and visually impaired, you will use your senses to create your masterpiece.

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Community Education

Jul 26, 2019

Insights & Impact Lunch

Bring your friend, have lunch with us and learn how Outlook is empowering the visually impaired to achieve their goals.

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Jul 25, 2019

Visually Impaired Community Resource Fair

This annual event brings together more than 25 organizations in the Omaha area that support the blind and visually. You’ll walk away knowing where you can get help.

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Upcoming Events

Tee it up for Sight

June 4
Indian Creek Golf Course, Elkhorn, Elkhorn, NE 68022

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