The Calgary Board of Education offers programming for students who are blind or visually impaired or deafblind to develop the necessary skills to be successful in the educational environment. Students who have been identified as deafblind are supported by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Visually Impaired Program.
Calgary Board of Education provides an array of programming options for students who are blind or visually impaired or deafblind. The community school is the first placement consideration for programming. A Braille Resource Room program for elementary students is located at Captain John Palliser School. Short-Term Programs are also offered throughout the school year at the Vision Resource Centre – Calgary.
A specialized team of teachers and support staff work closely with schools, students and their families, assisting with program planning and delivery, provision of adaptive materials and assistive technology and orientation and mobility. Team members include Braille Assistants, Educational Assistants – Braille, Orientation and Mobility Instructors, Vision Program Teachers, Vision Specialist, and Vision Strategists.
Classroom instruction follows the prescribed Alberta Education Program of Studies and Expanded Core Curriculum for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired.
For more information, contact:
CBE STUDENT SERVICES
Vision Resource Centre
Captain John Palliser School
1484 Northmount Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2L 0G6
Vision Specialist, Learning Services
Calgary Board of Education