Programs and Instruction
Assistance, Collaboration, Consultation and Evaluation Support Services (ACCESS) & Alternate Format Materials
Historically, the Ministry of Education supported school divisions with assistance through ACCESS for students who were identified with needs related to hearing and visual impairments.
Since the amalgamation of school divisions in January 2006, school divisions have been building capacity to meet the needs of all students as guided by The Education Act, 1995, and ministry documents including Actualizing a Needs-Based Model to Support Student Achievement – A Journey of Transformation. School divisions have been encouraged to provide what is required for students to learn based not on a diagnosis such as a hearing or visual impairment, but rather on their needs.
Wendy White, consultant for students with hearing disabilities, educational programming;
Lynne Brewster, audiology consultant and auditory-verbal therapist for children with hearing loss.
Alternate Format Materials
The Alternate Format Resources Catalogue contains kits, audiobooks, e-text, large print and Braille books held in the Ministry of Education Alternate Format Library at Saskatoon Public School Division. These materials may be borrowed for the length of the school year for students with perceptual disabilities. These would be students who have a visual disability or other physical disability which makes using standard print difficult. For copyright reasons, disability must be verified to the Alternate Format Library by a student support services teacher or vision teacher.