Have you ever thought you would be effective at mentoring or providing peer support to another Iowan who is blind or visually impaired? This just might be your chance. The Iowa Department for the Blind is looking for upbeat and positive individuals who can share a skill or technique, information, advice, resource, or maybe just an encouraging word with another blind person. All you are investing is your time.
If you are interested, please fill out the application form. This information will be used to build a mentoring and peer support database that staff will use to provide even better services to blind and visually impaired individuals. In order to participate, you will need to agree to a background check. You will also need to attend a training workshop that will be held at the Department on September 7, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
Please contact Sandy Tigges at 515-281-1313 or Sandy.Tigges@blind.state.ia.us; or Rick Dressler at 515-281-1314 or email@example.com if you have any questions. Thank you for helping the Iowa Department for the Blind continue to provide topnotch services to Iowans with vision loss.
The NCLB exam will be given at the Iowa Department for the Blind, 524 4th Street, Des Moines from 9 am - 4:30 pm on June 15, 2013.
The deadline to apply is May 31, 2013. Apply Now.
The National Blindness Professional Certification Board (NBPCB) administers the National Certification in Literary Braille (NCLB) exam as a five-year renewable certification awarded to those who successfully pass all four sections of the exam. Although the test can be taken by anyone, it is intended primarily for teachers and future teachers of Braille.
Please check the NBPCB website at www.nbpcb.org/nclb for information on the material covered in the exam, a list of what to bring and what is prohibited, a sample test, study materials, description of common errors, accommodations, our policies on cancelling or stopping the test, and much more!
If you have any questions or need further information, the NBPCB can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.