"Concerned with the General Welfare of the Deaf of Iowa"

Updated  August 20, 2021


IAD's 58th Biennial Conference (July 20, 2019)

at Fort Dodge, Iowa

Welcome to 



What is the IAD?

Iowa Association of the Deaf (IAD) began in 1881, one year after the National Association of the Deaf began. IAD has been incorporated since 1898. It is a state organization of, by, and for the deaf. Why did we start IAD back in 1881? We wanted to make sure the needs of Iowa deaf were met. We wanted  to make sure we had a way to support and encourage each other. We wanted to work on issues affecting our education, our work, and our everyday lives. Iowa Association of the Deaf is an affiliate of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD). If you want to become a member of the IAD, you can click here to get an IAD membership application form.


Telecommunications Access Iowa is thrilled to announce a new addition to our Wireless Program – iPhones!

 We offer two different iPhone models – the SE and the XR. The SE is a regular sized model, while the XR model has a larger screen. Both models will be 128 GB.

Both iPhones will come preloaded with special accessibility apps that are specific to and individual’s communication nee.

For example, Deaf consumers would get videophone-based apps, while people with speech difficulty would get speech-to-text apps. In addition to these apps, consumers can also download whatever apps they want to help them with communicating.

The unlocked iPhones can work with Wi-Fi only. If you wish to, you may choose to add a service plan with any carrier (such as Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and more). You would be responsible for paying the plan.

If you want more information about iPhones in the Wireless Program, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Don’t delay! Visit our website, and apply now!

For an ASL version of this e-mail, please click here:


Dylan Heuer | Program Manager

Telecommunications Access Iowa

A Program of the Iowa Utilities Board

6925 Hickman Road | Urbandale, Iowa 50322

VP 515.207.0776 • P 515.282.5099 • F 515.237.3917  



I am sending this email as a follow-up to an email that I had previously sent regarding my student research survey. I am trying to get this survey distributed to as many people as possible in hopes that I can collect enough data to compare, contrast and better understand the disparities in healthcare accessibility, and the experiences of members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities. This study has been approved by the University of Wisconsin-Superior Institutional Review Board. Please help to contribute to this important research by sharing the following link on your social media and email:

Survey for Barriers to Wellness in a Population of Dead Individuals