Blind http://iowapublicradio.org en Disabled Painter Demonstrates Work at Iowa State Fair http://iowapublicradio.org/post/disabled-painter-demonstrates-work-iowa-state-fair <p>Elsie Monthei is a blind painter who for more than thirty years has painted landscapes.&nbsp; This week she spent a day at the Iowa State Fair demonstrating her talent for Very Special Arts (VSA), a group with the mission of highlighting the artistic abilities of people with disabilities.</p><p></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 07:29:04 +0000 John Pemble 27186 at http://iowapublicradio.org Disabled Painter Demonstrates Work at Iowa State Fair Audio Description for Blind People http://iowapublicradio.org/post/audio-description-blind-people <p>An assistive service began this weekend in Des Moines allowing blind people to hear descriptions of what’s happening on the stage of a theatrical production. The Iowa Radio Reading Information Service, or IRIS, is providing audio description for blind patrons attending shows during the Civic Center’s Broadway series.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 03:17:02 +0000 John Pemble 9062 at http://iowapublicradio.org Audio Description for Blind People