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South Carolina Instructional Resource Center - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

South Carolina Instructional Resource Center
South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind
355 Cedar Springs Road
Spartanburg, SC 29302
(864) 577-7731 (Local)
(864) 577-7742 (Fax)

Brief Description

The Instructional Resource Center manages the distribution of braille and large print state adopted textbooks for all students in the state who are blind or visually impaired.

The Instructional Resource Center is managed by the SC School for the Deaf and Blind in partnership with the SC Department of Education Office of Exceptional Children. Our Braille Production Center transcribers are certified in Literary Braille by the U.S. Library of Congress. Additional certifications include Textbook Formatting, Nemeth Code, Proofreading, and UEB.

Hours of operation: 8:30am to 4:30pm M-F
Clients served on average per year: 400
Number of staff: 4 in IRC, 23 in Braille Production Center
Staff description: Program Manager, Program Assistant, Media Specialist, Inventory Specialist. Braille Production Center has a Manager, Program Assistant, and braille transcribers.
Geographic area served: State of South Carolina


Jill Ischinger, Program Manager,

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Education Services
    • Provides accessible media textbooks and adapted materials to school districts and agencies that provide educational services for children with visual impairments.
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