Assistive Technology - British Columbia (AT-BC)
Assistive Technology BC (AT-BC) provides assistive technology resources to make learning and working environments usable for people with disabilities throughout British Columbia.
Blind Beginnings is a non-profit organization striving to guarantee quality of life for children and youth who are blind or visually impaired by promoting equal access to the world's resources and opportunities. We seek to challenge the limits of what is deemed possible for blind and visually impaired children and to establish a strong foundation on which to build rich and fulfilling lives.
British Columbia Vision Teachers' Association (BCVTA)
B.C. Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments have been dedicated to teaching, advocating and supporting Blind and Visually Impaired students throughout British Columbia for the past 30 years. The executive and members of BCVTA work actively in a variety of different areas.
Canadian Association of Educational Resource Centres for Alternate Format Materials (CAER)
CAER was founded in 1993 and has a membership which reflects all regions/provinces of Canada. CAER members are a collective of publicly funded centres coordinating the provision of educational materials for persons with print disabilities.
Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
CNIB is a registered charity, passionately providing community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life.
Centre for Accessible Post-secondary Education Resources
CAPER-BC provides print disabled post-secondary students with equitable access to educational resources by either borrowing or creating alternate format learning materials.
Children's Low Vision Project of British Columbia (CLVP-BC)
The Children's Low Vision Project of British Columbia (CLVP-BC) is designed to provide comprehensive low vision assessment to school age children throughout British Columbia.
Early Intervention Vision Services – VL Rehabilitation BC
Vision Loss Rehabilitation – BC, jointly operated by the CNIB and Blind Beginnings, provides services to preschool children, families and local resources and program teams throughout British Columbia. Please see the linked information sheet for details on service delivery and registration.
In British Columbia, we are fortunate to have many services for the intervention, support and education of children with visual impairments. While you may currently be working with one of the services listed below, you will also find support from these other community resources.
Please take the time to call, email or visit the websites included in this brochure. FYI: when printing the brochure, you need to select the following in the printer properties:
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Special Education Technology - British Columbia (SET-BC)
SET-BC assists school districts in educating students whose access to the curriculum is restricted primarily due to physical disabilities, visual impairments, autism and/or cognitive disabilities. Our services to school districts include consultation, technology loans, training and resource support.