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DHSS Press Release



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

Date: February 5, 2013
DHSS-21-2013





DIVISION FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED TO SPONSOR TOWN HALL MEETING FEB. 11


NEW CASTLE (Feb. 5, 2013) - The Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired (DVI) will sponsor a town hall meeting Feb. 11 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.

The Division for the Visually Impaired works under the following Strategic Focus: "Utilizing education, outreach, training and technology, DVI works to strengthen the capacity of our agency, our consumers and the community so that those who are blind and visually impaired may become and/or remain, employed, independent and self-sufficient."

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."

The meeting will be from 1-3:30 p.m. Feb. 11 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, you may 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 (302) 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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