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News & Updates

Ordering Textbooks for 2023-2024 School Year

Now is the time to start ordering braille and large print books for next school year! Getting orders in now helps to ensure your students will have their educational materials on time when school begins next year. Visit our IERC webpage for more information regarding ordering large print and braille instructional materials as well as supplies and equipment on the ICAM for your students who are blind or low vision.
Please contact our IERC staff if you have any questions regarding the ordering process.

IERC Annual Inventory

The Annual Inventory Recall/Reallocation process is conducted by the IERC each Spring account for all borrowed materials to effectively reuse textbooks and equipment. Annual Inventory is processed mainly through the ICAM/IERC web ordering portal. Please complete the annual inventory process by the end of the school year. If you need assistance or have questions, please call, or email Martha LaBounty 

Returning IERC Loan Materials

All materials not designated for reassign or renewal for the next school year must be returned to the IERC no later than July 1. 

When shipping textbooks and equipment to the IERC, please use the following guidelines:

  • Enclose an  Inventory Return Form indicating what items are in each box. Please identify any discrepancies on the form, i.e., volumes/parts lost, consumed, or damaged. 
  • Enclose an  Equipment Repair Form with returned equipment that needs repaired.
  • If returning books in more than one box, please number the outside of the boxes, i.e., Box 1 of 6 and put volumes in order.
  • If dropping off materials at the IERC, please pack them in boxes that are able to be stacked.
  • Ship materials via Free Matter for the Blind. Free Matter for the Blind mailing labels are  here .
  • Please be sure to complete the return address as this helps us sort incoming materials that come off the mail truck.  
  • Return technology under a signed loan agreement via a trackable carrier and insured, per the agreement. (i.e., APH SmartBraillers, MATT Connects, Jupiter Portable Magnifiers) per the loan agreement with .
  • Return all loaned professional publications.

As always, thanks for your time and assistance to complete this very important procedure!

IERC Shipment Confirmation

A packing slip will be enclosed in each shipment from the IERC. When you or a designated staff member receives a shipment from the IERC, please log into the ICAM to confirm delivery

Need Assistance?

If you need additional assistance or information, do not hesitate to contact the IERC staff.

Phone: 317-554-2740 

IERC Summer Hours

Our office will be open from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm each day.

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