Accessible Resource Centre - British Columbia

Providing BC Educators with Alternate Format Materials for their Students with Perceptual Disabilities

The Accessible Resource Centre – British Columbia is a BC Ministry of Education funded response to the increasing demand for digital or alternate format alternatives to print in BC classrooms. The goal of ARC-BC is to provide BC students with perceptual disabilities and the educators supporting them with high quality digital alternate format materials based on the BC K-12 curriculum.

ARC-BC is managed by PRCVI (Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired) and works in consultation and partnership with BC school districts, other alternate format producers, and publishers to provide recommended and requested materials in a timely manner.

Current News

ARC-BC February 2017 News Update

This month’s ARC-BC featured resource is the DIAGRAM center’s Image Description portal.

Image description is one of the most efficient ways to convey information to a reader who has difficulty accessing or processing information that is displayed visually. The DIAGRAM center has guidelines for effective image description as well as templates for describing information displayed in common formats (e.g., pie charts, bar graphs). Finally, there are numerous examples of accessible images featured on the site.

Forgot your username or password?

We have some questions from our users about how to recover ARC-BC username and password. If you forget about your username, please contact Ellen Hsieh

How to recover your password with your ARC-BC username? Go to the log-in button on the ARC-BC home page and then click on the “forgot password” link.

Then you will send receive an email containing your password.

It takes about 5 minutes for the email to generate.

Thank you,
The ARC-BC Provincial Team