Community Partners

On Saturday, June 22 the 19th annual International Braille Challenge Finals were held in Los Angeles. This year's event coincided with the 100th anniversary of the Braille Institute - the organization and team behind this incredible event. Each year, the top ten finalists in each contest category from Apprentice to Varsity are invited to Los Angeles to compete. The finals ki ...

In BC, we are lucky to be surrounded by a rich abundance of nature that provides many opportunities for scientific exploration. Students with visual impairments can flourish in science curriculum when it is designed with accessibility and meaningfulness in mind. Students had an opportunity to take advantage of this direct access to the natural environment when they attended th ...

Eye appointments can be a busy and stressful event for both parents and children. With so much going on—doctors who may be new, other medical staff, medical tests, an unfamiliar environment, and possibly a busy schedule with multiple appointments—it can be very helpful, not to mention more efficient, to come fully prepared for what to expect. Teachers of students with visual im ...

On Wednesday, January 16th the team from the Provincial Outreach Program for Students with Deafblindness (POPDB) came for a morning of meetings and a tour of the PRCVI collection. Since PRCVI and POPDB follow the same Ministry of Education qualification criteria for visual impairment, all students registered with POPDB are eligible for registration with PRCVI. The PRCVI outreac ...

On Thursday, December 5 and Friday, December 6 Jen and I attended the Provincial Outreach Program for Students with Deafblindness (POPDB) District Partner Conference in Richmond. Robbie Blaha from the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired presented on Exploring Appropriate Programming for Students with Deafblindness. Robbie took us through some of the fundamental str ...

On November 22 and 23, PRCVI and SET-BC hosted the Children’s Low Vision Project of BC (CLVP-BC) Lower Mainland clinic. CLVP consists of a series of assessment stations that students move through. They are able to be seen by an optometrist, educational specialist, orientation and mobility specialist, assistive technology specialist, and ophthalmologist. In recent years, PRCVI ...

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