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Crane Library

Access and Diversity
University of British Columbia
1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z1

Janet Mee, Director, Access and Diversity,
Dickson Ng, Operations Manager,

Access & Diversity creates alternate format materials for students, faculty and staff from UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan. Access & Diversity is a part of the Vice President, Students portfolio and is funded by the University of British Columbia. UBC encourages eligible clients to apply for Canada Study Grant funding to supplement the costs of alternate format production. Access & Diversity produces human voice audio, etext, large print, and PDF materials.

Centre for Accessible Post-secondary Education Resources (CAPER-BC) 

Langara College
100 West 49 Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Y 2Z6

Patricia Cia, Head of Library Services, CAPER-BC Director,
Tara Robertson, Accessibility Librarian,

CAPER-BC is funded by The Ministry of Advanced Education to provide print disabled post-secondary students with the accessible course material they need to succeed. CAPER-BC is funded to provide service to 20 colleges and universities in BC. They produce accessible PDF, electronic text, digital audio, human voice DAISY and other ebook formats (epub and mobi).

Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired (PRCVI)

106 – 1750 West 75th Ave.
Vancouver, BC
V6P 6G2

Adam Wilton, Manager,

The Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired (PRCVI) is a BC Ministry of Education Provincial Resource Program established to assist school districts in educating students whose access to learning is restricted due to a visual impairment or blindness. PRCVI provides alternate formats including braille, tactile graphics, large print and other resources including braillers and kits. In addition PRCVI provides professional development and consultation support to BC vision teachers and other school personnel working with students with visual impairments.

The Accessible Resource Centre – British Columbia is a BC Ministry of Education funded program, that provides BC students with perceptual disabilities high quality digital alternate format materials based on the BC K-12 curriculum.

Alberta Education, Services for Students with Visual Impairments

Services for Students with Visual Impairments (SSVI)
8707 – 51 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB
T6E 5H1

Jason Paradis, Director, Service and Business Innovation Branch,

Services for Students with Visual Impairments, provides supports for students in the Kindergarten to Grade 12 Alberta education system who are blind or visually impaired. On behalf of these students, SSVI loans schools alternate format learning resources, specialized equipment and learning kits.

Saskatchewan Alternate Format Library / Saskatoon Public Schools, Curriculum Materials Centre

Curriculum Materials Centre
Saskatoon Public Schools
310 – 21 Street East
Saskatoon, SK
S7K 1M7

Funded by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education The SAFM Library is operated by Saskatoon Public Schools (SPS) and the collection is housed in the SPS Central Office building located in downtown Saskatoon. They produce and purchase resources in Braille, large print, audio books and etext to loan to visually impaired students across Saskatchewan from K-12.

Media Production and Alternate Formats Services

215-1181 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB
R3G 0T3

Ani Granson,

W. Ross Macdonald School

350 Brant Avenue
Brantford, ON
N3T 3J9

Bob Minnery,

Service de production braille de la Commission scolaire des Premières-Seigneuries

2233 avenue Royale
Québec, QC
G1C 1P3

Isabelle Grant,

Mandaté par le Ministère de l’Éducation, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, nous effectuons la transcription en braille, les dessins en relief et les E-text du matériel pédagogique de base et du matériel périssable (cahiers d’activités, matériel reproductible) en lien avec celui-ci pour tous les élèves du Québec des niveaux primaire et secondaire.

Nous travaillons avec le Service suprarégional de soutien et d’expertise en déficience visuelle qui offre le service de location/achat de manuels et cahiers d’activités en agrandi.

Funded by Ministère de l’Éducation, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche we produce resources in Braille, tactile graphics and etext to loan to visually impaired students across Québec from K-12.

We work with Service suprarégional de soutien et d’expertise en déficience visuelle offering the rental / purchase of activities book and student books  in large print.

Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (APSEA)

5940 South Street
Halifax, NS
B3H 1S6

Glenda Parsons,

The Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (APSEA) is an inter-provincial cooperative agency that provides educational services, programs, and opportunities for persons from birth to 21 years of age with low incidence sensory impairments. This includes children and youth who are deaf, hard of hearing deafblind, blind, or visually impaired who are residents of Atlantic Canada. APSEA  produces material in accessible format, and provides students with Assistive Technology tools and training as required.  Programs are offered within the school setting with the potential to receive intensive support at the APSEA Centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Assessment is also a prominent component of the support APSEA provides to students in Atlantic Canada.  APSEA is funded by the four Atlantic Provinces: Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; New Brunswick; Prince Edward Island.

Alternate Format Materials Library

Alternate Format Materials Library NL
Dept of Education
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL
A1B 4J6

Anna Powell,

Alternate Format Materials Library, Newfoundland and Labrador (AFM-NL) is funded by The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. They produce PDF, Word (.rtf, .txt), Kurzweil for students with perceptual disabilities in the K-12 public education system.