Nancy is the author of Sensory Development: Behavioral Objectives for Teaching Older Adventitiously Blind Individuals. She is the recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award from Western Michigan University’s Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies; the Bruce McKenzie Award for lifetime achievement and outstanding contributions to Vision Rehabilitation Therapy; the Charlyn Allen Award; the Meritorious Achievement Award of Merit; and New York State Rehabilitation Teacher of the Year.

Nancy served as a consultant to Al Pacino in the film Scent of a Woman and to the television programs As the World Turns and Guiding Light. She is a Past President of the Vision Rehabilitation Therapy Division of the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired.