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Alberta Education, Services for Students with Visual Impairments - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Alberta Education, Services for Students with Visual Impairments
8707 51 Ave
Edmonton, AB T6E 5H1
(780) 427-4681 (Local)
(780) 427-6683 (Fax)
edc.ssvi@gov.ab.ca
https://education.alberta.ca/supports-for-visual-impairments/description-of-services/

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:15 AM-4:30 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 650
Number of staff: 9 full-time employees.
Staff description: Library staff; braille & e-text production staff; assistive technology service and repair.
Geographic area served: Alberta, with inter-library loan agreements with Canadian Resource Centers for the visually impaired (CAER).

Staff

Barb Kuehn, Supervisor, Library Services, (780) 427-5218, barb.kuehn@gov.ab.ca

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Education Services
    • Assist Alberta schools in the delivery of programs to students with visual impairments by loaning alternate format material. Support authorized educational programs through the provision of alternate-format materials, kits, and equipment to visually impaired students.
  • Library Services
    • Provide resources and specialized assistive technology to students pre-school to grade 12 and registered with SSVI.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Assist Alberta schools in the delivery of programs to students with visual impairments by loaning alternate format material. Support authorized educational programs through the provision of alternate-format materials, kits, and equipment to visually impaired students.

      Schools may borrow alternate-format materials, kits, and equipment for pre-school children who are provincially funded and/or for whom Individual Program Plans (IPP) have been authorized by regional offices of education.
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