Our Mission: Education, Communication and Independence For Life!

Picture of Brian DarcyGreetings! My name is Brian Darcy and it is my privilege to serve as the Agency Administrator. Whether you are a parent of an ISDB student, are someone served by the IESDB Outreach programs, or are just an interested guest simply looking to learn more about us, it is my sincere pleasure to welcome you. Please feel free to contact us directly for more information about any of our programs or services.

IESDB is Hiring! Come Join Our Team

  • Consulting Teacher - B/VI, Pocatello, open until filled
  • Paraprofessional – 19.5 hours, Gooding, open until filled
  • Instructor for the Blind/Visually Impaired, Gooding, open until filled
  • IT Support Technician, Gooding, open until filled

Find out more, see full job descriptions and download an application.


New! 2019 Idaho Youth Leadership Forum

blue italic I to note informationThe Idaho State Independent Living Council (SILC) has extended the deadline for the 2019 Idaho Youth Leadership Forum. The forum will be held at Boise State University, July 28th-August 2nd, and is open to youth with disabilities, ages 16-21, who would like to take part in an all-expenses paid opportunity to develop leadership skills and learn how to reach academic, career and independence goals. The deadline has been extended to May 17th. Students or families who would like more information at the SLIC website, or may contact SILC at 800-487-4866.

student with poster reading me plus white cane equals independence

The Department of the Blind/ Visually Impaired staff and students united to celebrate White Cane day in October. They carried their posters during a walk along Main Street in Gooding, to build the awareness of the general public about White canes and their use within the Blind /Visually Impaired population.

International White Cane Safety Day helps increase awareness across the globe about important safety considerations when encountering people using canes.

  • The white cane signifies that the pedestrian using it is blind or visually impaired.
  • The white cane alerts motorists of the need to exercise special caution and provide the user the right of way.
  • The white cane symbolizes the independence, confidence and skills of the person who is using it.