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IRIS Reads to Iowa!

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IRIS Volunteers read print publications aloud for Iowans who cannot comfortably hold print material or access the words on the page.



IRIS Delivers Access to the Arts for All Abilities

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From Broadway to Ballet, IRIS volunteers provide live Audio Description for performances and community events. Patrons hear this "play by play" of the visual elements of a performance on a headset provided by IRIS.

Audio Description is scheduled for the performance dates listed below. It can also be arranged by special request.


Des Moines Performing Arts Civic Center 515-246-2300
Disney's Aladdin

December 2

  2018  

Finding Neverland

December 29

  2018  

Dear Evan Hansen

February 10

  2019  

Rock of Ages

March 10

  2019  

Hello Dolly

April 14

  2019  

School Of Rock

May 5

  2019  

The Play That Goes Wrong

June 30

  2019  


Des Moines Community Playhouse 515-277-6261
Elf The Musical

December 16

  2018  

Baskerville

February 3

  2019  

Catch Me If You Can

March 31

  2019  

Silent Sky

June 9

  2019  

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July 21

  2019  


Hancher Auditorium 1-800-Hancher
Les Miserables

December 9

  2018  

Jersey Boys

February 10

  2019  


IRIS DELIVERS ACCESS TO INFORMATION

IRIS is a free radio reading service that reads print information aloud to over 3,000 print-disabled listeners throughout Iowa. Every day of the year, volunteers in 8 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 500 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) delivers equal access to information to Iowans who cannot comfortably hold print material or see the words on the page because of blindness, visual or physical impairment or learning difference.

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Contact IRIS

Office: 515.243.6833

Toll Free: 877.404.4747

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