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      Oskaloosa Vision Loss Resource Fair is March 8!

      IDB Independent Living Teacher Brianna Gowen demonstrates a digital talking book machine at a vision loss resource fair in Des Moines.Center Court at Oskaloosa's Penn Central Mall will be the site of IDB's first vision loss resource fair of 2016. Get all the details here.
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      Update concerning the IDB FY2017 Budget

      The Iowa Department for the Blind (IDB) operating budget for Fiscal Year 2017 will be $2,298,358. This amount is the equivalent of what we received in Fiscal Year 2016. A budget increase for the IDB was not recommended by the governor.

      IDB Budget Fact Sheet - December 2015

      ID Action Local Capitol Days grant encourages advocacy

      ID Action will provide eight (8) Capitol Day grants up to $500 each for advocacy training and support to local advocacy groups who are interested in meeting with their legislators at the Iowa State Capitol and advocating on behalf of disability related issues. Get the details!

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      The 2016 Regional Iowa Braille Challenge Results and Story
      IDB's Emily Wharton on Iowa Public Radio!
      Enjoy the Library's blog, "Turning the Pages"
      Audio news from the Library for Winter 2016
      December 12, 2015 Iowa Commission for the Blind board meeting audio - Part 1
      December 12, 2015 Iowa Commission for the Blind board meeting audio - Part 2
      December 12, 2015 Iowa Commission for the Blind board meeting audio - Part 3
      Connections - A Peer Support Social Network

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