Vision Resource Center
The Vision Resource Center houses materials, equipment and devices for students with visual impairments, including those with multiple disabilities and deafblindness. Assistive technology (including low vision devices), math and science materials, robotics kits and independent living skill kits are available. Some equipment and materials are provided for trial purposes (six-week limit), in-school interventions, and are available to borrow when a student’s device is broken and sent for repairs.
If you’re in need of materials to support students with visual impairments, work with your Area Education Agency’s Teacher of the Visually Impaired.
Assistive Technology Devices
Assistive technology devices are available to checkout for short-term loans (six-week limit). This allows students to trial devices before a school district makes a purchase. The loan program allows students and teams to make sure the device is the right fit for the student. The devices available for loan include:
- Braille notetakers
- Electronic magnification devices
- Document cameras
To learn more about the assistive technology, contact Chad Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Printing house for the Blind
Materials and equipment from the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) are available on loan through IESBVI.
APH items available for loan include:
- Perkins braillewriters
- Light boxes
- Joy Players
- Tactile maps
- Sensory learning kits
- Adapted physical education materials (beep and bell balls)
To learn more about APH materials, contact Beth Pieters at email@example.com.
Math and Science
Science and math materials are available to students and their teams for short- and long-term loan periods. IESBVI math and science consultants meet with school teams to determine student needs and what is needed to make the curriculum accessible. STEM materials available to students include:
- Tactile models
- Adapted measuring devices
- Talking calculators
- Adapted magnifiers