Where to find the “Iowa canes” and more at the Iowa Dept for the Blind On-Line Store.
Access to Helpful Tools and Devices
There are a wide array of tools and devices available to help make common, everyday tasks easier for someone adjusting to vision loss.The Iowa Department for the Blinds sells many of these useful assistive devices
at cost to Iowans in our Aids & Devices Store. It is conveniently located off the main reception area on the first floor of our headquarters building in Des Moines. Customers can make purchases in person, by telephone, email, or through the mail. Payment may be made by cash, check, or credit card (Discover, MasterCard, or VISA; $5 minimum credit card purchase).
IDB Aids & Devices Store
524 4th Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
(800) 362-2587 or (515) 281-1357
Store hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 – 4:00 PM The store is closed on official state holidays.
You may download the price list of items available through the store via the links below. This list is published for convenience. Be advised, however, that the price of items sometimes fluctuate and those quoted reflect what the price was at the time the list was compiled and does not include sales tax. Be sure to call or email the store to verify an item’s current price and availability before ordering. Contact information is listed below.
Aids & Devices Store Price List (01/08/16) – Adobe PDF Document
Aids & Devices Store Price List (01/08/16) – Microsoft Word Document
If you have questions related to the Aids & Devices Store or about adaptive devices, contact:
(515) 281-1357 or (800) 362-2587
Other Resources for Helpful Tools & Devices
Independent Living Aids
LS&S (Learning Sight & Sound)