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      Senator Tom Harkin sends inspiring message on White Cane Safety Day 2014

      Senator Tom Harkin's letterA 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.

      Thinking Outside the Employment Box

      A recent publication of The Iowa Department of Human Services 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.

      Blind Americans Equality Day 2014 Proclamation

      White Cane Safety Day, October 15, is also Blind Americans Equality Day.
      Read President Obama's proclamation of 2014's observance here.

      Image of the front page of the Iowa Falls Times Citizen, www.timescitizen.com, with an article about Robert Eakin. Seeing the World Differently: Eakin lives blindly, but independently

      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.
      Read more....

       

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      More Feature Stories:
      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
       

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