Easter Seals Nebraska

"These donations have increased cooperation between staff, streamlined internal technology training, and provided more efficient and reliable transportation services to individuals with disabilities, seniors, and the underemployed."

— Jamie Chambers, mobility administrator

Easter Seals Nebraska Moves People and Information with Microsoft MapPoint

For more than 80 years, Easter Seals Nebraska has helped individuals with disabilities and special needs improve their physical mobility, return to work, and gain independence. The organization's transportation service line, Nebraska Mobility, relies on Microsoft MapPoint to help plan smarter, more direct routes that save time and money for riders, medical offices, and senior centers. 

The organization currently works with over 1,000 private and 116 public transportation providers to help make their routes more efficient as well as more affordable to the people who need them most. Before launching Nebraska Mobility, there was a lot of duplication in transportation services. For example, senior centers in a single neighborhood were picking up passengers with three separate buses at the same time. Now, thanks to MapPoint, one bus is scheduled to service an entire neighborhood. 

Easter Seals Nebraska also benefited from Microsoft upgrades for their organization's internal administration. They used to run their organization on two operating systems, three incompatible servers, and half Macs and half PCs. It was not uncommon for a staff member to send a file to someone other than its intended recipient so it could be converted into a readable or printable file. These donations have made the office system more streamlined.