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Information and resources for ordering materials from American Printing House (APH) for the Blind using federal quota funds.

All orders placed before May 1st, 2024 have been cleared from the system. If you have not received an email from Suzanne Slade, please resubmit any orders that are still needed.

 

“We’re very excited about the Monarch, but until further notice, the Monarch is not available to order with our state’s quota funds due to cost and limited availability.”

What are APH Quota Funds?

Federal quota funds are an annual appropriation shared proportionally among all public institutions for students who are blind or visually impaired in the United States. All states conduct an annual registration of students who are visually impaired on the first Monday in January each year to determine their share of these funds. Each state’s share of these funds is held in escrow at the American Printing House for the Blind (APH). As orders for materials are processed, their cost is drawn against that account.

TSBVI manages a statewide system of ordering, distributing, and repairing instructional materials purchased from APH with federal quota funds. Specialized equipment and instructional materials may be requested by a local school district for the eligible visually impaired students it serves.

If you have questions about ordering through APH using Quota Funds, returning APH products, or repairing APH products, contact:

Suzanne Slade
(512) 206-9344
Email: [email protected]

If you have additional questions outside of these areas, please contact:

Miriam Miramontes
(512) 206-9268
Email: [email protected]

APH Materials obtained with quota funds are the property of the State of Texas and are loaned to districts for use by students who are legally blind. It is a district’s responsibility to:

  • Maintain an inventory of these materials
  • Ensure their use only by students who are legally blind
  • Return the materials to the TIMCVI when no longer needed by a student who is legally blind

Ordering APH materials with Quota Funds

While we work to set up ordering through the APH Shop site, please use the following forms to place orders. Read the instructions, as there are 3 different forms. For all non-JAWS items, you MUST have the item name and catalog number of each item. Please check that the item is eligible for Federal Quota funds. You can find all of this information at https://www.aph.org/shop/ or in the catalog.

APH Items Ordering Form, Including Braillers: Use this form for all non high-cost items and for braillers. Note: Please complete a separate form for each district or charter school that you are ordering for. You can order up to 10 different products on one form. If you need more than that, please submit a new form.

APH High Cost Items Ordering Form: Use this form for all high-cost items ($1,000 and over), but NOT for braillers. Note: Please complete a separate form for each district or charter school that you are ordering for. You can order up to 5 different products on one form. If you need more than that, please submit a new form.

JAWS and Zoom Text License Request: Use this form for all JAWS requests. Note: Please complete a separate form for each district or charter school that you are ordering for. 

Returns

When returning items, either to re-stock in the warehouse or for repair, please use the return form below. You do not need to email a copy of the return form but please do include the form with the item. Send return items to:

TSBVI
TIMCVI Warehouse
1100 West 45th St.
Austin, TX 78756

Download the form at the link below, fill it out and email it back to [email protected] for processing.

APH Return Form and Instructions

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