Division of Services for the Blind

Division of Services for the Blind Board

NameRepresentsTerm Expires
Keith Clark
Chairman
At-Large Representative
Representative
06/30/2023
David HenryNational Federation of the Blind of Arkansas representative06/30/2025
Tiffany MooreAssociation for Education and Rehabilitation of the
Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) representative
06/30/2025
William HeastonArkansas Lions Representative06/30/2025
Erika EvansAt Large Representative06/30/2023
Tyrone WilliamsArkansas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Representative
06/30/2023
Theresa PetreyAmerican Council of the Blind (ACB), Representative06/30/2025
Sandy Rowland
Ex-Officio Member
Arkansas Association of Blind Business Enterprise Managers
Vacant
Ex-Officio Member
Kara Aaron
Ex-Officio Member
Blinded Veterans Association
James Caton
Ex-Officio Member
Arkansas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Larry Wayland
Ex-Officio Member
Friends of Arkansas Information Reading Services
for the Blind (FAIRS)
Eric Yarberry
Ex-Officio Member
World Services for the Blind, President and CEO
Sandra Edwards
Ex-Officio Member
Older Individuals Who Are Blind (OIB)

DSB MEETING MINUTES

September 2022 (PDF)
June 2022 (PDF)
March 2022 (PDF)
December 2021 (PDF)
September 2021 (PDF)
June 2021 (PDF)
March 2021 (PDF)

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

FROM THE ARKANSAS DIVISION OF WORKFORCE SERVICES​

Unemployment claims

To file an unemployment claim, please visit EZARC.ADWS.Arkansas.gov. Questions about unemployment insurance claims may be directed to the UI Hotline: 1-844-908-2178.

New FOIA Request Portal

Now Arkansas citizens can submit FOIA requests to ADWS through an easy-to-use online portal! Click the link below to submit a request.

Submit a FOIA Request

1099s

If you received unemployment insurance benefits during the year 2022, you need a 1099 form to file your income tax return. The Arkansas Division of Workforce Services will mail 1099s by January 31, 2023, to the address on file as of January 17, 2023. If you do not receive your 1099 in the mail by February 12, 2023, you may call the UI Hotline to be sure we have the correct address on file. 1099s will not be mailed to updated addresses prior to February 12, 2023. UI Hotline: 1-844-908-2178 Read more here.

ADWS provides interpretation and translation services, at no cost, for clients who need assistance in accessing and participating in available services and programs. To request an interpreter or translator, please contact your nearest local office. 

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ADWS proporciona servicios de interpretación y traducción, sin costo alguno, para clientes que necesitan asistencia accediendo y participando en servicios y programas disponibles. Para solicitar un intérprete o traductor, por favor póngase en contacto con su oficina local más cercana.

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