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      Welcome Peggy Shipley

      Peggy Shipley smiles while sitting at the reception desk at IDB.Visitors to the Iowa Department for the Blind (IDB) may be greeted by the Department's newest employee. Peggy Shipley started working as a Secretary at IDB on Monday, April 13.

      Peggy is a native Iowan, a graduate of Davenport Central High School, and has worked for the City of Davenport. She recently returned to Iowa from Kansas where she was working for the City of Prairie Village. Peggy’s duties will involve the intake process for new referrals, staffing the switchboard as needed, and various other administrative tasks.  Please welcome Peggy to IDB!

      The Connections Peer Support Social Network

      Two blind cane travelers walk and converse in downtown Des MoinesSpring is here and the Iowa Department for the Blind (IDB) would like to invite blind Iowans to participate in Connections, a peer support social network organized by the Department. The idea behind this effort is to provide an avenue for blind Iowans to help each other with various kinds of information and expertise.
      Read more about the program and access the application here.

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      April 21, 2015 Iowa Commission for the Blind board meeting audio - Part 1
      April 21, 2015 Iowa Commission for the Blind board meeting audio - Part 2
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      Audio news from the Library for Spring 2015
      Inside Iowa Interview with IDB Director Richard Sorey
      Read the White Cane Magazine, Special Edition 2014 online

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