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IERC Protocol for COVID-19 Mail Handling and Cleaning

Anyone seeking authoritative information about COVID-19 in accessible formats may find useful the resources produced by the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI) at Georgia Tech

Welcome Back to School!

We hope you had an awesome summer and that you and your students have had a great start to the school year.
The IERC staff has had a busy summer processing, producing, and shipping orders. If you need assistance with braille, large print, and/or specialized aids and equipment for your students who are blind or have low vision.

Please contact our IERC staff if you have any questions regarding the ordering process. We welcome the opportunity to assist you.

BLV Teacher Directory for 2022-2023

A warm welcome to our new BLV’s! If you have questions or need assistance as you get started servicing your students who are blind or have low vision, please reach out to our IERC staff. We are here to help you!


The IERC has begun updating the teacher address list for the 2022-2023 school year to include all teachers who currently work with students who are blind or have low vision in Indiana. We will be reaching out to the BLV teachers for their current contact information. The 2022-2023 list will be disseminated to teachers working with blind or low vision students later in the fall.

Annual Census and Parental Consents

Just a reminder, as you hold case conferences this fall, please have parents sign the Parental Consent forms for those students who meet or function at the definition of legal blindness. This will allow us to submit the student’s personally identifiable information (PPI) during the Annual Census of Legally Blind Students with the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) this coming January to generate federal quota funding. Please note, that if you already have secured a signed parental consent form for a student, you do not need to complete this process again.

Return of Inventory

If you still have outstanding inventory from last year that needs to be returned to the IERC, we would appreciate you collecting those items and returning them to the IERC as soon as possible.

Print off return Free Matter for the Blind mailing labels if needed. Be sure to complete the return address on the label as this helps us sort incoming materials that come off the mail truck. Notify us of discrepancies (i.e. missing or damaged volumes or missing or damaged parts) in your shipments using the Inventory Return Form .
Thank you assisting us in the effective and efficient reuse of AEM.

Orders

Still need materials for this school year? We are ready to process your orders so please get those submitted on the ICAM.
If you have questions about any of your orders, please contact our IERC staff. You can review the status of your orders placed on the ICAM under the Review Orders and Special Request History.

Special Request

If you search the ICAM for an item and your results are unsuccessful, you may place a Special Request for that item. Log in to the ICAM. On the main page, select Special Request and enter data or after you have searched the ICAM with the APH catalog number, you will have the option to place a “Special Request.”

IERC Shipment Confirmation

A packing slip will be enclosed in each shipment from the IERC. When you or a designated staff member receives a shipment from the IERC, please log into the ICAM to confirm delivery.

Need Assistance?

If you need additional assistance or information, do not hesitate to contact the IERC staff.

Phone: 317-554-2740
Email: IERC@isbvik12.org

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