Alternate Format Services for Students with Print Disabilities

Eligibility for Service

Alternate Format Services (AFS) loans alternate format materials (audio books, Braille, large print, and electronic text) for use by students with print disabilities in Manitoba schools.  Manitoba teachers may place an order at AFS on behalf on their students who have been assessed as having print disabilities (physical or learning disabilities). Blind or  visually impaired students must be assessed by a Departmental consultant for the visually impaired. Students with other print disabilities must have been assessed by a resource teacher.

AFS also loans alternate format materials to authorized borrowers who are registered with other educational resource centres for the perceptually disabled in Canada.

Special Learning Equipment (SLE) is authorized for use by a departmental consultant specifically for blind/visually impaired and severely physically disabled students attending schools in Manitoba.


Alternate Formats/Access Services
Manitoba Curriculum Support Centre

Main Floor, 1181 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3G 0T3
Online Catalogue
Reference Assistance, registration and borrowing information : 945-7835, outside Winnipeg
Toll Free 1-800-282-8069 (ext, 7835)
Fax: 204-948-2421