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The Aids & Devices Store
Access to Helpful Tools and Devices
NOTICE - STORE HOURS CHANGE FEBRUARY 6, 2017: Effective the week of February 6, 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.
NOTICE: The digital book cartridges sold in Aids and Devices are out of stock. The cartridges will not be available until July.
There is a wide array of tools and devices available to help make common, everyday tasks easier for someone adjusting to vision loss.The Iowa Department for the Blinds sells many of these useful assistive devices at cost to Iowans in our Aids & Devices Store. It is conveniently located off the main reception area on the first floor of our headquarters building in Des Moines. Customers can make purchases in person, by telephone, email, or through the mail. Payment may be made by cash, check, or credit card (Discover, MasterCard, or VISA; $5 minimum credit card purchase).
IDB Aids & Devices Store
524 4th Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
(800) 362-2587 or (515) 281-1357
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The store is closed on official state holidays.
You may download the price list of items available through the store via the links below. This list is published for convenience. Be advised, however, that the price of items sometimes fluctuate and those quoted reflect what the price was at the time the list was compiled and does not include sales tax. Be sure to call or email the store to verify an item's current price and availability before ordering. Contact information is listed below.
If you have questions related to the Aids & Devices Store or about adaptive devices, contact:
(515) 281-1357 or (800) 362-2587
Other Resources for Helpful Tools & Devices
Independent Living Aids
LS&S (Learning Sight & Sound)