Alert: APH and Book Requests

    The Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (WCBVI) Materials and Production Department

    Working with you to serve Wisconsin students during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    ALERT: COVID-19 and Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

    Following the Safer at Home guidance from Governor Evers, our WCBVI Outreach staff are working remotely without access to our physical building.

    As we do not have normal operations onsite at this time, we’re unable to accept student information via faxes, emails, scans, or other electronic formats.

    To safeguard transmittal of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and reduce risk, we have implemented the following changes:

    Accessible Textbooks for Wisconsin Students

    If your student(s) require specialized formats (braille, large print) for the Fall of 2020, we will continue to research these requests for Wisconsin LEAs and Vision Professionals.

    STEP ONE: Please continue to utilize the WCBVI Book Request Form for submitting textbook requests, as it does not include the student name.

    STEP TWO (NEW): The textbook requestor will now receive a phone call from an Outreach staff member, who will collect the student Personally Identifiable Information (PII) for each textbook request submitted; which by law cannot be collected digitally via email. Therefore, you will not need to submit the WCBVI Student Information Form for Book Requests, at this time.

    APH and Accessible Materials for Wisconsin Students

    Please submit your APH Consumable Request Form and Capital Equipment Loan Agreement Request Form ONLY through the United States Postal Service (USPS) These requests will be placed in pending status, until our onsite operations resume.

    Please MAIL these forms to:

    WCBVI Outreach
    Attn: APH Accessible Materials Request
    1700 West State Street
    Janesville, WI 53546

    If you do not have access the USPS, please call our Outreach Support Specialist at 715-612-2003 to assist in completing the APH Consumable Request Form over the phone with you:

    If you have questions or situations that arise and require our support, please email: wcbvi.outreach@wcbvi.k12.wi.us