The Ministry of Education, through PRCVI, funds the course fees for teachers of the visually impaired and educational assistants who provide direct brailling services to BC students with visual impairments in the public or Group 1 and 2 independent school system.
To begin the course, please complete and submit the following forms:
A cheque for $140.00, made payable to Vancouver School Board / PRCVI, must be included when you submit these forms or we can’t proceed with registration. Forms Revised: July 2017
Students are responsible for the purchase of text books, supplies and certification fees. Course materials are available directly from PRCVI at a discounted price. Most schools will reimburse students for these fees. PRCVI issues a receipt for the books and supplies upon registration and then students can submit this to their school or district for reimbursement.
All new Braille learners are encouraged to take the Unified English Braille (UEB) course, however if you have special circumstances where you are required to train in the older courses, English Braille American Edition (EBAE) or Nemeth, please contact PRCVI directly to discuss.
If you are an independent student interested in learning Braille, courses are available through the CNIB at the link below.