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      Iowa Council of the United Blind (ICUB)

      In 1988, the Iowa Council of the United Blind (ICUB) was formed as a result of a merger between the Iowa Council of the Blind and United Blind of Iowa.  Soon after, ICUB became an affiliate of the American Council of the Blind.  ICUB has remained involved with various advocacy issues involving the rights of blind people in Iowa.  Since their formation, ICUB has promoted White Cane Safety Day in Iowa, supported passage of laws allowing dog guides into public areas, advocated for teachers for the visually impaired in Iowa, supported various Independent Living program activities, and endorsed the Iowa Department for the Blind as an independent agency.

      The ICUB has also voiced support for appropriations related to services to the blind, supported the formation and activities of the Friends of the Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, participated in public education events, advocated for the Iowa Radio Reading Information Service for the Blind and Print Handicapped (IRIS) program, promoted legislative priorities of the Iowa Department for the Blind (IDB), promoted and participated in IDB’s Independent Living Advisory Board, promoted Iowa’s annual Braille Challenge through financial contributions and by providing judges, and endorsed programs that create wider access to print and Braille materials.

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