The Department has helped thousands of blind and visually impaired Iowans successfully find and retain high quality jobs.
The Department provides employment services to blind and visually impaired Iowans who are looking for a job or want to retain or advance in their current career. The Department for the Blind believes that with the right skills and opportunities a blind or visually impaired person can be a competitive and valuable employee. Meet some of the Iowans we've helped.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
We can help you find or keep a job through training, education, technology, career counseling, and more.
Job Search Tips
Get prepared to find a successful career with a resume, career selection tips, and job banks.
Business Enterprises Program
Want to run your own business in food services? We help legally blind entrepreneurs throughout Iowa.
Youth Employment Program
Our Transition Work Experience program gives high-school and college students meaningful work experience that will help them obtain and keep successful competitive employment as adults.
The Adult Orientation and Adjustment Center provides a live-in curriculum for learning the skills of blindness, from cooking to computers.
State and Federal Support Programs
Read about financial and medical coverage programs available, including Social Security.
Are you an employer looking for qualified job seekers? Perhaps you want information on how to retain an employee who is experiencing significant vision loss. If so, choose the Resources For Businesses link.