LOW VISION SERVICES

The Tri-State Independent Blind Society continues to operate Iowa's first Low-Vision Center established in 1982, as well as training programs for the blind and visually impaired in the Tri-State area.

HOME SAFETY

Home visits to include evaluating your home for safety issues along with marking appliances to maintain independence.

LOW VISION STORE

Come browse in our eye store, where we provide assistance in finding appropriate aids and modified equipment, such as magnifiers and talking clocks, watches, scales and Big Button Phones.

LIBRARY SERVICES

Submits applications for library services on behalf of blind and visually impaired persons, such as large print, talking books and braille reading material.

UNLIMITED DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE

Submits applications on behalf of the blind and visually impaired persons for free unlimited telephone directory assistance.

PERSONAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT

Teaches skills to allow visually impaired people to maintain maximum independence in their living environment, i.e. food preparation, cleaning, laundering, other household tasks and management.

ALTERNATIVE SKILL DEVELOPMENT

Teaching of alternative skills of blindness, such as braille, cane travel and alternative communication skills.

SUPPORT AND COUNSELING

Provides support and counseling in coping with and adjusting to loss of vision.

GENERAL RESOURCES

Advises clients of resources, available aids and general information.

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

We offer weekly activities such as game days, crafts, movies and other social & recreational activities. We hold monthly membership meetings and provide transportation for our activities.

TRI-STATE ENCOURAGEMENT

Encourages Tri-State area employers to hire visually, physically and otherwise uniquely challenged persons in securing job positions as a part of regular staff.

TRAINING & ACCOMMODATIONS

Assists with appropriate training and makes recommendations for reasonable accommodations on job sites to facilitate continued employment.

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