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West Virginia Schools For The Deaf and the Blind

Instructional Resource Center

Welcome to the West Virginia Instructional Resource Center.

The WVIRC is a statewide, centralized depository for specialized materials and information relating to the education of the blind/low vision.

Making a Difference in Education…

Working with Teachers of the Visually Impaired and county school systems to provide accessible educational materials and technical assistance.
What services are provided?
The IRC:
  • Maintains an inventory of Braille books, large type books, educational aids, and equipment
  • Repairs and maintains equipment loaned from the center
  • Distributes materials for use by blind, deaf-blind, and low-vision students
  • Maintains a professional library for educators of the blind/low vision
  • Determines sources for materials and equipment that are not available from WVIRC but are available for purchase or loan
  • Administers the American Printing House for the Blind Federal Quota Program
Who is eligible for services?
Legally blind, deaf-blind, low-vision West Virginia students at less than college level who meet the state requirements set forth in Policy 2419: Regulations for the Education of Exceptional Students in
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Vocational-Technical Schools
  • Preschools
  • Homeschools
How are the students served?
WVIRC order forms are submitted to WVIRC from Local Education Agencies for processing. WVIRC can also assist schools and agencies in locating materials needed by blind and low-vision students in their programs that are not presently provided by the WVIRC.
What is the cost?

There is no cost for the materials or services provided by the center to their registered students. However, a hard copy of a textbook from the county may be requested.

As required by federal laws and regulations, the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, and national origin in the employment and administration of any of its educational programs and activities.

Contact us!
301 E. Main Street
Romney, WV 26757
Toll Free: 1-855-435-4584 
Fax: 304-250-3595