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Vision Services

Nebraska Center of Education of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired: website

Welcome to the Vision Services

The ESU7 Vision Team provides resources, services, and support in preparing children/youth who have a visual impairment for success in life through collaboration with schools, families, and community agencies.

Vision services are available for students experiencing vision problems. Certified vision personnel provide evaluation, consultation, and intervention for these children. This assistance may include the use of adaptive equipment, assistive technology, instruction in Braille, orientation and mobility, and other skills for accessing the general curriculum, and acquire Adapted Core Curriculum skills specific to individuals with vision impairments.



Lisa Duranski

Visually Impaired Teacher


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Lisa's primary focus is providing support and resources to families and caregivers of infants, toddler and preschool aged children with special needs so the feel confident in teaching their unique child/student.


Elissa Heibel 

Visually Impaired Teacher & 

Orientation Mobility Specialist


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Elissa's primary focus is serving 



Kris Johnson

Braillist & Vision Assistant


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Kris's primary focus is helping with birth to school age students with vision impairments. Transcribes print into braille, embossing of books, worksheets, enlarging of materials, map and tactile graphics.



Kaise Recek

Orientation & Mobility


Kaise's primary focus is working with VI students in their school and/or community, teaching comcepts and reinforcing, and monitoring O & M skills which may include cane travel.




Judy Zadina

Visually Impaired Teacher


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Judy's primary focus is instruction and services required to meet the unique educational needs of students with a visual impairment.


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