American Council of the Blind of Nebraska
Welcome to the American Council of the Blind of Nebraska. All Inquiries are welcome. Our executive officers, chapter affiliates and web site manager welcome this opportunity to introduce you to ACB and answer any questions you have regarding ACBN, or any questions you may have regarding any of the special programs/informational services available through ACB at either the state/national level or via our local chapters. We invite you to visit a chapter meeting in person so you can learn more about ACBN firsthand. For more information about ACB national, the state organization or for a schedule of local chapter meeting and locations, email us.
The American Council of the Blind of Nebraska has always vigorously supported freedom of choice, regarding the selection of all blind rehabilitation services. We firmly believe that all such services should be based on a "persons individual needs", rather than being unduly restricted to a series of so called "canned programs", and that the visually impaired consumer should be a "full and equal partner", in his/her rehabilitation plan. This provision is mandated in the federal law by recent changes made within the 1998 Rehabilitation Act as revised, and is reflected by our state motto, "People first, Causes Second".
The American Council of the Blind of Nebraska is a statewide membership organization, comprised primarily of blind and visually impaired persons, presently with local chapters in Lincoln and Omaha. The Council is committed to improving the living conditions of blind and visually impaired individuals by promoting their independence and effective participation as citizens in all aspects of society.
In the legislative and service arenas, the American Council of the Blind of Nebraska focuses on subjects and concerns of Nebraska's visually impaired citizens.