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ASVI is a registered non-profit society with a Northern and Southern Chapter and Provincial Council. ASVI evolved in the early 1970’s as a resource to parents with children with vision loss. Its mandate grew to include educational and recreational programming for both parents and their children. ASVI has worked to ensure access to adaptive materials and technology so that students with vision loss have an equal access to the same education as other students in the province.

Some of these students have gone on to become teachers, lawyers, musicians among many other professions.


What’s New – Braille Challenge 2020

ASVI is proud to present that with the support of the Calgary Board of Education and the Calgary Catholic School District the Alberta Regional Braille Challenge 2021!

The challenge will take place on: TBD – Details will be provided in the fall 2020.

To register for the challenge please contact Carolyn Malcolm and provide your name, phone number and email.

Phone: (403) 777-7373 ext. 2262
Email: camalcolm@cbe.ab.ca
Fax: (403) 777-6316

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TWO students who participated in the Calgary, Alberta Braille Challenge 2020 hosted by the Alberta Society for the Visually Impaired – Calgary District on Friday, March 6, 2020, were chosen as TWO the top 50 Braille Challenge Participants in North America.

They both placed in the Top 10 in their age category in North America.

They competed in the Remote Braille Challenge Finals in the United States of America (USA). 

Congratulations photos, royalty-free images, graphics, vectors ...
CONGRATULATIONS – Habiba and Steve! Way to Go!

Habiba Hafez – Calgary, Alberta

Picture of: 11 year old Habiba Hafez who represents Calgary, Alberta for a second year in a row as a one of the top 50 Braille Challenge Participants in North America.

Steve Kiema – Edmonton, Alberta

Edmonton student takes on international braille challenge ...
Picture of: Grade 7 student Steve Kiema is putting his skills at reading and writing braille to the test. 
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