If you missed Dr. Timothy Schmidt and his daughter Marie's jaw-dropping musical performance at IDB's White Cane Safety Day Open House on Wednesday, October 15, you have another chance to get a taste of the music and the man on Iowa Public Radio. Rob Dillard will profile Dr. Schmidt on Iowa Public Radio at 5:35, 7:35 a.m., and 4:45 p.m. Tune your radio to 90.1 FM or 640 AM. Live streams and a posted version of Dr. Schmidt’s profile will go up tomorrow morning at iowapublicradio.org.
Kim Chase, host of Inside Iowa, sat down with IDB Director Richard Sorey Tuesday to talk about White Cane Safety Day 2014, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and The Iowa Department for the Blind and its services. Catch the 24 minute interview on these stations at these times (links are provided if you want to listen to live streaming from the station web site):
Nash FM 97.3 Saturday, October 25th - 5:30 am
98.3 The Torch Sunday, October 26th - 7:00 am
95 KGGO Sunday, October 26th - 6:30 am
92.5 Nash Icon Sunday, October 26th - 5 am
AM 1700 The Champ Sunday, October 26th - 5 am
A letter from Senator Tom Harkin to the Iowa Department for the Blind (IDB) was read by his staff assistant Jule Reynolds during the program observing the 50th anniversary of White Cane Safety Day that was held in IDB's Assembly Room. Read the text of the letter here.
A publication of the Iowa Department of Human Services, developed under contract by the Center for Disabilities and Development, introduces eighteen Iowa entrepreneurs. Three of these individuals are former Iowa Department for the Blind clients. Download the pdf file to read about their continued successes.
October 15, 2014 is White Cane Safety Day. It's a day to recognize the significance of the white cane, which has become an international symbol for the blind and their independence, and to promote public awareness of white cane laws. An Iowa Falls man has shared his personal story to help educate local residents about Iowa's white cane laws.
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Blind Americans Equality Day 2014 Proclamation
Read the White Cane Magazine, Special Edition 2014 online
Director Sorey promotes IDB's White Cane Safety Day Open House on ABC-5
White Cane Safety Day 2014 proclaimed in the City of Des Moines
Director Sorey featured in Des Moines Register's Pulse of the Metro
IDB observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month
IDB participates in new U.S. Currency Reader Program
Audio news from the Library for Fall 2014
September 13, 2014 Iowa Commission for the Blind board meeting audio