Districts wishing to access the AIM Library must coordinate all paperwork and requests for materials through a Licensed Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI). The specialized instructional materials available can only be assessed, deemed essential, and administered by a TVI. The AIM Library receives funding to purchase educational materials from the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) for legally blind students only.
Students who do not meet the definition of legal blindness may still seek to borrow items from the AIM Library, but are limited to what we have in our existing inventory.
Once the student has been properly registered, the TVI may submit a request form. All material requests must be submitted in writing. E-mails requests will be excepted as long as all the pertinent information is included. Please do not forget Zip Codes. Phone call requests will not be accepted.
APH Materials Requests are processed all year long.
APH materials obtained with quota funds are the property of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and are loaned to districts for use by students who are legally blind.
It is a district’s responsibility to maintain an inventory of APH materials and ensure their use only by students who are legally blind.
Technology equipment can be returned to the AIM Library for repair or when no longer needed.
If returning for repair, please send in a Repair Form along with broken unit.
Kits that have pieces missing, broken parts, or are dirty should not be returned. All paper and cardboard constructed materials are considered consumable.
Please remember that LEA’s can at any time purchase directly from APH, for any student, regardless of acuity. To receive APH catalogs and to be placed on its mailing list for catalog supplements, contact APH directly by writing or calling:
American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.
1839 Frankfort Avenue
P. O. Box 6085
Louisville, Kentucky 40206-0085
(502) 895-2405 or 1-800-895-1509