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DHSS Press Release



Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Cell 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@state.de.us

Date: February 7, 2012
DHSS-14-2012





DIVISION FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED TO SPONSOR TOWN HALL MEETING FEB. 20


NEW CASTLE (Feb. 7, 2012) - The Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired (DVI) will sponsor a town hall meeting Feb. 20 in Dover to give consumers and the general public an opportunity to provide feedback to the director, staff and advisory councils on the ongoing operation of DVI programs and services.

According to DVI Director Robert Doyle, "This town hall meeting gives us an opportunity to receive vital feedback from the visually impaired community and the general public, which will aid us in planning and evaluating our programs."

"The input will also help us in our ongoing effort to help those with visual impairment gain or maintain employment, and also find work through our Business Enterprise and Delaware Industries for the Blind programs. In addition, we want to increase the numbers of consumers on our registry of the blind so that we may provide important information and services in a timely fashion if needed."

The meeting will be from 1-3:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Farmington/Felton Conference Room at the Delaware Department of Transportation Administration Building, 800 Bay Road, Dover. No registration is required.

Individuals from the following programs will be on hand: Independent Living; Education; Vocational Rehabilitation; Delaware Industries for the Blind; Business Enterprise Program; Orientation and Mobility; and Technology.

If you cannot attend the meeting, send questions or comments to DVIIntake@state.de.us.

For more information about DHSS' Division for the Visually Impaired, go to www.dhss.delaware.gov/dvi or contact Jack Holloway at 255-9821.



Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.





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