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      IDB Director Emily Wharton, Radio Guest on Blind and Beyond

      Michael and Lynne Golder, hosts of Blind and Beyond, pose with radio show guests David Hillebrandt and his wife, Brenda.

      Iowa Department for the Blind Director Emily Wharton was a featured guest on a radio show about blindness that broadcasts out of Florida on Sunday, February 19th. The Blind and Beyond Radio Show is a fun and informative show that features different topics every week and aims to be “the bridge between the blind and the sighted folks.” Wharton visited with her hosts about services for the blind delivered by the Department. Listen to her guest spot in hour two of the broadcast which begins at the 5:00 minute mark.

      Michael and Lynne Golder are co-hosts of the Blind and Beyond Radio Show which broadcasts live every Sunday night from 7:00 to 9:00 pm Eastern Time on, 1680 AM in Orlando, Florida. The show can be streamed from or Tune-in Radio or listen-only via 518-712-0057 (no app needed!). Learn more about the show and its hosts at

      Blind and Beyond is sponsored and endorsed by the Lighthouse Central Florida in Orlando as well as World Services for the Blind in Little Rock, Arkansas. Visit their Facebook page or listen to past, archived shows at where they share information from organizations for the low vision and blind communities nationwide.

      New Aids & Devices Store Hours Begin February 6

      A variety of helpful items for blind and low vision kitchen users are shown in a display case at the Aids & Devices Store at IDB. Included are kitchen timers, large print measuring cups, talking thermometers, and measuring spoons.Effective the week of February 6, 2017, the Aids & Devices Store will be open with reduced hours for walk-in service. The new hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

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