ALABAMA INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE CENTER FOR THE BLIND
The Alabama Instructional Resource Center for the Blind (AIRCB) is located on the campus of Alabama School for the Blind (ASB). The AIRCB is comprised of three programs: ASB Library, Subregional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and the Instructional Resource Center.
AIRCB provides braille and large print textbooks, educational material and equipment designed and adapted specifically for individuals who are blind or visually impaired enrolled in Alabama's public, private and homeschooled programs as well as students and clients of AIDB and ADRS. AIRCB operates a braille and large print production service for textbooks, manuals and other printed materials. When braille and large print textbooks are not available for purchase from special media vendors, they are produced at the AIRCB by Library of Congress certified Literary and Nemeth braille transcribers.
Teachers of the visually impaired (TVI) or other professionals in the field may register a student who is visually impaired and order large print textbooks, braille textbooks, equipment and supplies at http://aircb.org.
In FY19, the AIRCB processed 686 braille textbooks, 2,012 large print textbooks, 837 test and equipment items, 146 professional materials, 1,185 supply orders and 31 electronic texts for a total of 4,897 orders placed by agencies and schools serving individuals who are blind or have low vision.
Caitlin Cox, Director
(256) 761-3237 or (256) 761-3262
Fax: (256) 761-3561