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      In Iowa, about 54,000 people are visually impaired, and of this number, about 10,000 are blind.

      In your role as a service provider to Iowans, you’re recognizing individual needs for varying kinds of assistance every day.  For needs related to blindness and visual impairment, the Iowa Department for the Blind is always a ready resource.  We believe that if we work together to provide the best possible services to our clients, the outcome will be a positive one for everyone.  

      A comprehensive array of services is available to qualifying people statewide.  Through state and federal support, most services are free to qualified Iowans and, of course, confidential.  For over half a century, the Department has become well known for vocational rehabilitation, independent living skills development and exceptional library services.

      Overview of Department Programs
      Learn about the various programs and services we offer that may be of assistance to some of your customers

      Make a Referral
      If you have a client that you believe could benefit from our services, please refer them using our referral form.

      Tour IDB
      The best way to learn about who we are and what we do is to come and take a tour.  We welcome guests and would enjoy networking with you.

      Request a Speaker
      Staff from the Department frequently give presentations and would welcome the opportunity to speak to you and your organization.  Let us share our stories with you so you can learn more about us. 

      Sign up to receive our monthly "Independent Living Tips" e-mail. 
      This montly e-mail provides many tips and strategies for using non-visual solutions to complete everyday tasks. 

      Contact Us
      If you have questions about our programs and services, feel free to contact us.


      State and Federal Support Programs
      Read about financial and medical coverage programs available, including Social Security.