APH Field Services & Federal Quota Info
APH Ex Officio Trustees such as these are supported in their administration of the Act to Promote the Education of the Blind by APH’s Field Services Department.
The term "Field Services" refers to the informational, consultative, and administrative services provided by APH staff to support Ex Officio Trustees in their administration of the Federal Quota Program. This includes but is not limited to:
- Communications to Trustees
- Field work and presentations
- Implementations of the Federal Quota census
- Catalogs, brochures, and product literature
- Referral services and technical support for instructional and technological questions
Through Field Services, APH personnel are available to conduct training sessions, presentations, and workshops in availability, teaching methodology, and prescriptive use of the specially-designed materials.
- National Instructional Partnerships
- University Instructional Partnership
- Product Information Project
- Babies Count
- Information for Familes
- The Staff of Field Services
Workshops & Publications
- APH News — Read the latest issue!
- APH Webcast Calendar — Happenings Around the House
- APH Information and Training Podcast Site — includes archives of previous shows!
- Quick Tips Videos
- NEW! Homegrown Series Videos Now on YouTube
Annual Meeting of Ex Officio Trustees and Special Guests
- Annual Meeting Purpose and Past Meeting Highlights — Includes photo galleries, session videos and audio.
- Upcoming APH Annual Meeting Dates and Louisville Locations:
- 2016: October 6–8, Hyatt Regency
Federal Quota Reference
Appropriate Use of Federal Quota Census Data
The specific purpose of the annual Federal Quota Census is to register students in the United States and outlying areas who meet the definition of blindness and are, therefore, eligible for adapted educational materials from APH through the Act to Promote the Education of the Blind.
Statements regarding student literacy, use of appropriate learning media, and students taught in a specific medium cannot be supported using APH registration data.
- What is Federal Quota?
- An Overview of Federal Quota
- Product Eligibility Criteria
- Read US Code, Title 20, Chapter 6 (via Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute)
- Ex Officio Trustee Handbook Updated for 2016!
- APH Ex Officio Trustee Catalog Request Form
- Federal Quota Order Form
- Instructions for the 2016 Federal Quota Registration
- Federal Quota Registration: Flowchart
- Distribution of Eligible Students Census Data for the Fiscal Year: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997
Ex Officio Trustee Advisory Committees & Directories
- Educational Products Advisory Committee
- Educational Services Advisory Committee
- Advisory Committees’ Report, 2015
- Archive of Earlier Advisory Committees’ Reports and the APH Responses
- Current directory of Ex Officio Trustees of APH
Videos from APH’s Museum Exhibit, “Products for Students”
The following videos were created for a permanent exhibit in the APH Museum, “Products for Students: APH Partners with the Federal Government,” that covers many aspects of the Act to Promote the Education of the Blind (1879). The first video features Dr. Michael Bina and students of the Maryland School for the Blind. The second offers the perspectives of seasoned APH Ex Officio Trustees: Lou Tutt, Colorado (now Executive Director of AER); Leslie Durst, Indiana; and Nancy Niebrugge, California. The third includes historical views of APH presented by government Leaders: Kentucky Governor Beshear, U.S. Congressman Yarmuth, and U.S. Senator McConnell.