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(formerly the APH Materials Center)

Yes, our name has changed but our mission remains the same…

Under the federal Act to Promote the Education of the Blind, The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) was established as the official supplier of educational materials for visually impaired students below college level in the United States and its territories.  The Act passed in 1879, when Congress established an annual appropriation that is divided among the states and territories.  The Federal Quota funds appropriated under the Act are used by each state to purchase educational materials from APH for registered legally blind students. 

The Missouri Instructional Resource Center for the Visually Impaired (MIRC) coordinates the registration of students who are legally blind and administers the Federal Quota Funds.  The funds are then used to purchase textbooks in Braille and large type and specialized educational materials produced by APH for legally blind students in public and parochial schools and agencies statewide.

The Missouri Instructional Resource Center also provides services to partially-sighted students who qualify under the 2004 Reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA).

 Finding APH Textbooks & Products

Language Dictionaries Available on Quota

New and Revised APH Products

Recommended APH Products

Tactile Graphics Products

Discontinued APH Products

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To School/Agency Administrators:

To School/Agency Administrators:

APH Registration of Legally Blind Students must be completed by February 1, 2014.


To complete APH Registration, access the following documents: