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Services for Students with Visual Impairments (SSVI)

Who Are We?

The Inclusive Technology and Print Services Branch provides supports to students in the Alberta K-12 system who are blind or visually impaired through Services for Students with Visual Impairments (SSVI).  SSVI loans schools alternate format learning resources, specialized learning kits and specialized assistive technology to support the learning of students who are blind or visually impaired. 

SSVI has an online catalogue that allows users to search for a wide variety of alternate format materials (Braille, Large Print, Audio and E-text), kits, professional resources and specialized equipment.  These items are available for loan to Alberta schools that have students with a visual disability and the professionals who support the education of these students.  In order to access any of the materials from the SSVI loan library, the student for whom the materials are being ordered must be registered with SSVI.  Please use the link that follows to go directly to the SSVI Loan Catalogue