A Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning Consultant for BVI can assess a student’s technology needs and consult on the supply, purchase, set-up and installation of recommended equipment and software. Consultants can provide direct teaching in the use of technology for students using Braille who need instruction in the use of specialized computer hardware/software or access devices. Consultants can also assist with training in low vision magnification devices, software and tablet applications.
Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning offers Alternate Format Services (AFS). AFS supports the education of students who are print disabled by providing books in alternate formats, such as audio files, Braille, large print and electronic text. Alternate format materials are available for students who are blind, visually impaired, as well as students with a physical or learning disability. The Consultant for BVI will work with Alternate Format Services to arrange for the development and provision of alternate format books.
For more information
Information about services available from Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning for students who are blind or visually impaired is available on the Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning website at
Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning
Student Services Unit
Manitoba toll free: 1-800-282-8069 ext. 7912