Empowering People with Disabilities - DHS 8805

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.
Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Rehabilitation Services

Charlotte Poetschner, Minister

Charlotte Poetschner is a minister at Central Presbyterian Church

in Petersburg. Completely blind since her 20s, Charlotte, also a diabetic, has not let her disability prevent her from working. Her loyal guide dog, Winna helps her with mobility. IDHS/DRS assisted Charlotte with assistive technology such as a scanner and voice synthesized screen reading program for her laptop computer, which she uses for writing sermons and church related correspondence.

For information on how to hire an individual with a disability through IDHS/DRS, please call 217-782-2280 (V/TTY).

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