Related Organizations

Assistive Technology - British Columbia (ATBC)

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Assistive Technology BC (ATBC) provides assistive technology resources to make learning and working environments usable for people with disabilities throughout British Columbia.

AT-BC Website

 

Blind Beginnings

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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.

Blind Beginnings Website

 

British Columbia Vision Teachers' Association (BCVTA)

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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.

BCVTA Website

 

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.

CAER Canada

 

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)

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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.

CNIB Website

 

Children's Low Vision Project of British Columbia (CLVP-BC)

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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.

CLVP-BC Website

 

Shared Vision

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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:

  • 2 sided - Short edge (top)
  • Landscape orientation

Shared Vision Brochure (PDF)

 

Special Education Technology - British Columbia (SET-BC)

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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.

SET-BC Website

 

Visual Impairment Program located at Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children

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The Visual Impairment Program located at Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (Vancouver) is a provincial resource program which provides diagnostic assessment and treatment planning services for children aged birth through 19 years who have a suspected or known vision loss.

Visual Impairment Program located at Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (PDF)