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Ordering Specialized Aids and Equipment

The specialized aids and equipment from the IERC are for students who have been identified, case conferenced and registered with the ICAM as blind and low vision.

The IERC provides most of the items listed in the APH “Instructional Products Catalog” which is available for download.


When ordering specialized aids and equipment, please keep the following in mind:

  • Requests for specialized aids and equipment will be loaned from the IERC depository as quantities allow.
  • If you search the ICAM for an item and your results are unsuccessful, you may place a Special Request for that item. To place a special request on the ICAM search page, select Special Request and enter data or after you have searched the ICAM, you will have the option to place a “Special Request.”
  • If the item is not available, we may order from the American Printing House depending on availability and federal quota dollars generated by the student. Time frames for delivery of materials to the local education agency are dependent upon whether the requested items are on the IERC shelves or whether they need to be ordered. For updates on the status of an order, log into the ICAM and check the status of the order.
  • Magnifiers, CCTV’s and other non-APH instructional products are not supplied for students through the IERC.
  • The IERC will try to provide materials as requested, but reserves the right to acquire additional information from the local education agency regarding any order. The quantity ordered and/or cost of materials may necessitate modification of a request.
  • A  packing slip will be enclosed in or attached to each shipment from the IERC. Login to the ICAM to Confirm Delivery Please complete this process immediately after receiving a shipment from the IERC to help us track receipt and timely delivery of your order/s.
  • A person should be designated at the “ship to address” on the order form during the summer months to receive materials and to verify receipt of materials and accuracy of shipment.