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2023 Federal Annual Census/Registration of Legally Blind Students

Attention Annual Census Designee

2023   ICAM Step-by-Step Guide  and LEA Instructions .

The IERC administers the federal quota funds for the State of Indiana through the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) and registers all eligible legally blind students, public and private, with APH.

Each year during the month of January, Authorized Officials or their Designees are asked to participate in the "Annual Census of Students Who Are Legally Blind". The purpose of the registration is to enroll eligible students who meet the legal definition of blindness to generate federal quota funds.

In order for the State of Indiana to participate in the Federal "Act to Promote the Education of the Blind", the registration status of all students who are legally blind is reviewed annually. The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) administers the federal quota allocation for all states, including Indiana. Funds are appropriated by Congress to APH for the production of specialized instructional materials to be used by students who are legally blind. The appropriated amount is then divided into separate accounts within each state according to the number of students who are legally blind reported in the annual registration. Students must be legally blind and enrolled in educational programs below the college level in order to be eligible for inclusion on the list sent by the IERC to APH. 

For more information regarding the federal quota, visit: APH Federal Quota Overview

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