524 Fourth St.50309 Des Moines , IA
The Iowa Department for the Blind serves blind and visually impaired Iowans in the areas of vocational rehabilitation, independent living, residential adult orientation and adjustment center and through the library for the blind and physically handicapped. We teach non-visual techniques our clients apply to everyday life, and in the meantime increase their confidence as living as a person with vision loss. We talk a lot about accessible technology and alternative ways to do things in a sighted world, and recently we added accessible art to our repertoire. Tactile artist Ann Cunningham created seven works for the Department's permanent collection that aim to teach those who can't see the concepts of perspective and composition. The artworks are hung on the first floor and the fourth floor in the building and are open to the public to touch.
Facility Access Information
Wheelchair Parking Location:
on the norh side of the building
on 4th St. there are two railings and 12 steps.
on the north side of the building, on Watson Powell, there is a ramp and accessible entry doors.
All restrooms are accessible
Sitting Area Location:
in the lobby on the first floor, in the cafeteria on the first floor, in the library reading room on the fourth floor.