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It's Time to Celebrate!

Join us for our 25th Anniversary Silver Gala Thursday, September 4th at The Meadows Events Convention Center!

Des Moines Volunteer Cheryl

"I Can't Do It Enough"

Cheryl is just one of over 500 volunteers across the state of Iowa who love reading for IRIS. "This is hands down the most fun thing I do!" In the last few months, Cheryl logged plenty of hours at the IRIS microphone. "I don't have to be perfect - I'm not a DJ. I just like to do it - it picks me up!" Cheryl's voice picks up our listeners as well - and is just one more reason to celebrate our 25th Anniversary.



IRIS Delivers Access to the Arts for All Ages and Abilities!

Snow White Group

The IRIS SENSATION! Team continues to enjoy wonderful success. From Broadway to Ballet, patrons continue to enjoy equal access to the performing arts at venues across Central Iowa. Pictured: Ballet Des Moines' Artistic Director Serkan Usta with Deb Caldbeck, Elsie & Arlo Monthei.

Sensation Description Team Mainstream Friends IRIS now serves patrons at The Des Moines Community Playhouse at select performances of all Mainstage productions. We also serve all Friday Fundays with tailored description that provides plot support for patrons with learning differences.


Tickets on Sale Now


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Once

April 27

  2014  

We Will Rock You

June 15

  2014  

Phantom of the Opera

Sept. 14, 21

  2014  


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Les Miserables

March 30, April 15

  2014  

IRIS DELIVERS ACCESS TO INFORMATION

IRIS is a free radio reading service that reads print information aloud to thousands of listeners throughout Iowa. Each day, volunteers in 7 locations sit down in front of an IRIS microphone and read aloud from their local newspapers. The readings are heard on custom receivers that are provided to our listeners at no cost to them. The volunteer Voices of IRIS, over 400 strong, keep our listeners connected to their communities - and their world.


Our Mission: The Iowa Radio Reading Information Service for the Blind and Print Handicapped (IRIS) exists to bring the world of information to Iowans who cannot access the printed word because of blindness, visual or physical impairment or learning difference.

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Fax: 515.883.1906

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"I listen to IRIS every day. It means so much to be able to stay on top of all the news and health information." Mavis