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      Disability and the Political Process Town Hall – Des Moines on Wednesday, May 25th!

      Iowa disability votes count! Download the flyer!

      There will be a town hall meeting to mobilize iowa’s largest minority community on Wednesday, May 25th from 4:30-6:30 pm at The Olmstead Center, Parents Hall,  Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. It is hosted by Central Iowa Center for Independent Living and Disability Rights Iowa.

      BPower the disability vote graphicy exercising our right to vote, Iowa citizens with disabilities who are eligible to vote- and other individuals who encounter obstacles at the polls- will have a significant effect on public policy.

      Join us for the town hall and learn how we can work together to Power the disability vote!

      • Discuss accessibility at the caucuses and voting places
      • Learn about the different ways of voting and the voting process
      • Enjoy light refreshments with local candidates

      For more information and/or to request accommodations, call Reyma at 515-243-1742, or email at

      Cedar Rapids Vision Loss Resource Fair is June 2, 2016!

      An accessible technology vendor demonstrates his wares to visitors at the Des Moines Vision Loss Resource Fair in 2015.The Cedar Rapids Public Library will be the site of IDB's next vision loss resource fair from noon to 2 pm on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Learn about ways to live independently for the blind and visually impaired.
      Get all the details and download the flyer.

      Looking back while moving forward

      An Orientation Center student explores the Pappajohn Sculpture Park in downtown Des Moines on her final travel assignment.A message from Iowa Department for the Blind Director Richard Sorey:

      This is an excellent opportunity for us to look back on what the IDB has achieved during the last four years as a result of your hard work.

      You developed a Mission, Vision, Culture and values that accurately reflect what the IDB is all about, which is providing outstanding service to blind Iowans to help them achieve gainful employment and live independently. You developed new ideas for working together as a team and while we have room to grow, significant progress has been achieved. The Communications Committee played a major part in this process and the work is something to be proud of.


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