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Texas Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Texas Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired
Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired
1100 W. 45th Street
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 454-8613 (Local)
http://www.tsbvi.edu/aph

Brief Description

The Texas Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired (TIMCVI) is the order processing and redistribution center for the Texas APH Federal Quota Account. The TIMCVI is located on the campus of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and is responsible for:

•processing district requests for instructional materials for students who are legally blind
•warehousing instructional materials returned by districts when no longer needed by students who are legally blind
•returning broken braille writers, tape players, and other items to APH for repair
•maintaining a statewide inventory of instructional materials on loan to districts for use by legally blind students managing the Texas APH Federal Quota account



Staff

Randall McAlister, Contact, mcalisterr@tsbvi.edu

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Education Services
    • 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.
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