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Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired
#106-1750 West 75th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6P 6G2
(604) 266-3699 (Local)
(604) 261-0778 (Fax)

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.
Number of staff: 11
Geographic area served: British Columbia & Yukon Territory.
Publications: PRCVI Newsletter (5 times per school year).


Fred Poon, Manager,
Anne Wadsworth, Outreach Coordinator

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assistive Products
    • Provides the following equipment for loan: braillewriters, variable-speed tape recorders, talking calculators monoculars, magnifiers, biology models, tactile maps, diagrams and more.
  • Library Services
    • Maintains professional library containing videos, texts.

Services for Children

  • Education Services
    • Serves kindergarten to grade 12.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides consultation to school districts upon written request by directors of special education.
  • Professional Training
    • Offers in-service training.
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