The Iowa Department for the Blind

The Iowa Department for the Blind helps educate, train and empower blind and low-vision individuals to pursue lifelong goals. With offices in Des Moines and field staff operating statewide, the Department is committed to three goals:

— To improve skills so the blind and low vision may obtain or retain competitive employment throughout Iowa.
— To increase confidence and independence in all aspects of daily life.
— To improve access to information, activities and opportunities.

The Department is recognized as a leading provider of services in the United States. These services include innovative and effective vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs as well as world-class library services. The benefits to clients are profound in terms of impact on attitudes, confidence and independence. The collective social and economic impact is also significant. Productive citizens pay taxes and contribute to society and Iowa’s economy – lessening their reliance on state and federal support.

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