What We Do
The mission of the Kansas Instructional Resource Center is to provide, or assist Kansas local education agencies, in the procurement of braille, large print, recorded, or digital textbooks and other educational materials for Kansas students who are blind/visually impaired so they can remain and succeed in the most appropriate educational setting, whether public, private, or parochial.
We do this by providing:
- Instructional materials of braille and large type textbooks, library books and educational aids for loan to teacher for use by students with visual impairments
- Braille transcription of educational materials
- Continuing Education and professional development opportunities for teachers
- Kansas Deaf-Blind library of professional materials for loan to parents, families and professionals
- Adaptive equipment for loan/lease to local school districts for use by Kansas students
Who We Are
KIRC is a State and Federally funded project that provides assistance and support to Kansas school districts and is located on the campus of the Kansas State School for the Blind in Kansas City, Kansas. The services of the KIRC are available to public school systems, to eligible, private non-profit local education agencies, and to state special schools across Kansas. Operations are funded through the Kansas State Department of Education Early Childhood, Special Education and Title Services contracts, Federal Quota Account at the American Printing House for the Blind, Kansas State School for the Blind State General Funds and volunteers.