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The Centre for Accessibility
University of British Columbia
1874 East Mall
The Centre for Accessibility – Crane Library creates alternate format materials for students, faculty and staff from UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan. The Centre 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. The Centre for Accessibility produces human voice audio, etext, large print, and PDF materials.
100 West 49 Avenue
Corrie Playford, Accessibility Librarian, email@example.com
Patricia Cia, CAPER-BC Director
CAPER-BC is funded by The Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training to provide print disabled post-secondary students with the accessible course materials 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).
106 – 1750 West 75th Ave.
Adam Wilton, Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Services for Students with Visual Impairments (SSVI)
8707 – 51 Avenue NW
Jason Paradis, Director, Service and Business Innovation Branch, email@example.com
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
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.
215-1181 Portage Avenue
Ani Granson, firstname.lastname@example.org
350 Brant Avenue
Bob Minnery, email@example.com
Service de production braille de la Commission scolaire des Premières-Seigneuries
2233 avenue Royale
Isabelle Grant, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Newfoundland and Labrador:
Alternate Format Materials Library NL
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL
Alternate Format Materials Library NL (AFM-NL) is funded by The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to provide alternate format materials for students with print disabilities in the Newfoundland and Labrador K-12 public education system. We contract out production of alternate formats to support visually impaired students to Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (APSEA). AFM-NL also provides professional development and consultation support to teachers and district staff who are working with students with print disabilities.
Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (APSEA)
5940 South Street
Glenda Parsons, email@example.com
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.