We can’t do it alone. ATBC depends on a collaborative network of partner agencies and user groups to facilitate the continuity of high-quality assistive technology services throughout British Columbia. Our network of service and funding partners include:
StudentAid BC provides program funding for the CSG Assistive Technology Program for students and the PILAT Equipment Loan-bank Program for public post-secondary institutions. These programs support over 1,500 post-secondary student’s per year through providing access to assistive technology and related technical supports.
The Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (SPDR) provides funding to support the Public Post-secondary Assistive Technology Loan-bank Program (PPL). PPL is a legacy ATBC service which has been supported by the province of British Columbia since 1993. PPL supports over 600 post-secondary student’s per year through providing access to the assistive technology loan-bank and related technical supports.
CAPER-BC provides accessible learning and teaching materials to students and instructors who cannot use conventional print because of disabilities. CAPER and ATBC collaborate by:
PCAS supports BC post-secondary students with hearing loss through provision of coordinating interpreting, transcribing, captioning and electronic note-taking services. PCAS and ATBC collaborate by:
SET-BC is a BC Ministry of Education Provincial Resource Program established to assist school districts in utilizing technology with students whose access to the curriculum is restricted due to a disability. ATBC collaborates with SET-BC by: