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Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training

Media Relations
250 208-8438

Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction

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250 974-3851


About accessibility programs in B.C.

Academic Communication Equity (ACE), Centre for Accessible Post-Secondary Education Resources (CAPER) and Program for Institutional Loan of Adaptive Technology (PILAT) provide shared services for students with disaiblities across public post-secondary institutions.

  • The ACE program is delivered through the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
  • The CAPER program is delivered by Langara College.
  • The PILAT program is delivered by Assistive Technology BC (School District 39).

Annual funding arrangements for these programs are as follows:

  • ACE: $185,000
  • CAPER: $516,000
  • PILAT: $79,000

The additional provincial investment of $250,000 will be distributed as follows:

  • ACE: $100,000
  • CAPER: $75,000
  • PILAT: $75,000

The three program providers are required to submit an annual report detailing implementation of priority activities, including reporting back on service-demand-level information and breakdown of expenditures.