Parent Support

Alberta Society for the Visually Impaired - Calgary

Non-Profit Society

ASVI Calgary is a registered non-profit society formed in the early 1970's to be a resource to visually impaired children and their families. It strongly believes that each visually impaired child can fully develop his/her physical, mental and social skills according to his/her capacity when given the opportunity through fair and equal access to orientation and mobility, educational programming, adaptive equipment and software, adaptations to materials and properly trained personnel.

Services 

  • Programming (Braille Music, Public Speaking, Wall Climbing, etc) 
  • Braille Challenge (Braille reading and writing contest in conjunction with Braille Institute – Los Angeles)
  • Fundraising for adaptive equipment and software (Laptops, Jaws, Zoomtext, Openbook etc.)
  • Summer employment (2-3 visually impaired students are hired every summer and given a laptop, appropriate software, competitive salary and a chance to learn workplace skills) 
  • Advocacy (part of team that successfully petitioned Provincial government to look at inadequacies in the education system).

Parents as Partners

ASVI Calgary believes that many positive and essential changes occur when parents are included as partners in the education of their children.  ASVI also believes that education for parents with visually impaired children will lead to proper intervention and access to necessary resources and contributes to the development of a more confident and successful student.

Other Partnerships

ASVI Calgary cooperates with other agencies and organizations that are interested in fulfilling the needs of visually impaired children (CNIB, Vision Centre etc.)

Contact Information

For more information visit our website: ASVI Calgary

Alberta Society for the Visually Impaired - Calgary District
005 – 15 Colonel Baker Place NE
Calgary, T2E 4Z3
(403) 234-0293
E-mail: asvicalgary@shaw.ca