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Accessible Books

Accessible Books are alternate formats of printed books for students who have perceptual or physical disabilities preventing them from using or understanding the standard print materials. SET-BC produces accessible picture books based on district or school team requests and our SET-BC consultants teach teams how to create their own using readily available software or apps.

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Accessible Resource Centre – British Columbia (ARC-BC) is a BC Ministry of Education funded repository of downloadable high quality digital or alternate formats to print materials based on the BC K-12 curriculum. ARC-BC is managed by the Provincial Centre for the Visually Impaired but supports any BC educator working with students with perceptual disabilities.

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curriculumSET is a searchable database of customized activities, templates, and public domain accessible books based on the BC curriculum. BC educators can search the database and freely download resources that address many areas of the curriculum and can be used with software programs like Clicker 6, Kurzweil 3000, Boardmaker Studio, and Classroom Suite.

Computer screen shot of pictureSET file collection


pictureSET is SET-BC’s collection of downloadable visual supports that can be used by students for both receptive and expressive communication in the classroom, at home, and in the community. The searchable database can be used to find a wide range of useful visual supports for different curriculum areas, activities and events.