The Vision Resource Center at ND Vision Services/School for the Blind serves patrons from ages birth through end of life; students, teachers, vision professionals, parents, and people with visual impairments or blindness are all encouraged to browse and utilize our materials. We manage and administer materials obtained through federal and state funding as well as grant funding sources. We strive to offer the latest in both professional and practical information for individuals whose lives are touched by visual impairment or blindness. We provide standard materials in non-standard formats, educate patrons in information literacy, and support the rights of all to the freedom of access to information.
We invite vision professionals, educators, students, clients, and families to learn more about the VRC by accessing our 2018-19 VRC Handbook.
The Vision Resource Center is committed to the state-wide accessibility of its collection through ODIN and to a working partnership with the North Dakota State Library in providing all patrons within the state access to information despite physical or geographical limitations. Public relation activities and education are, therefore, an important component of our mission. Requests for materials are taken over the telephone, mail, email, etc.
We invite you to browse our collection online through ODIN's new search engine Primo.
The Vision Resource Center provides the following services:
- Library Services
- Books in braille and large print
- Materials for professionals who serve individuals with low vision or blindness
- Descriptive Videos
- Deaf-Blind Project Library
- American Printing House for the Blind (APH) materials for federally registered students
- Textbooks in accessible formats
- Instructional products