American Printing House for the Blind (APH) Materials
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) and, 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.
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
Help Us Help You Order from APH
Read and follow the steps printed on this web page.
REMEMBER YOUR LOG IN AND PASSWORD. KEEP THEM IN A SECURE PLACE IN YOUR OFFICE.
The software company has promised to make the password/recovery function on the first page of the ordering application work. We are waiting with you for that to happen.
QUOTA FUNDS ARE LIMITED. We receive approximately $300.00 per student registered who is legally blind, yet we try to provide for every student with a visual impairment. Please find ways to share, especially the more expensive electronic items. And please make sure each expensive item will help your student succeed and not just sit on the shelf. We really don't want to run out of money before the school year is finished.
Delivery of an aph order may require 6-8 weeks. after it leaves aph in louisville, it is up to the usps. free matter is not a priority for them and they ship as they have space and dock workers. it is sometimes very quick, and sometimes very slow.
If you need to change your district assignment or your mailing address, please send an email to Randall Mcalister (email@example.com) or to Sue Enoch (firstname.lastname@example.org). Include:
the district name,
the county/district number, and
your shipping address
This will allow us to make those changes much more quickly and efficiently.Thanks for helping us.