In 2008, The Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, with a one-time grant from the Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance (MEIA), is piloting an assistive devices program for residents of British Columbia.
We have successfully completed the application process for those who have applied in 2008, we still have funds left but it is now very limited.
We are now re-opening and now accepting applications for the following BC Residents who are:
• Citizens who are Deaf/Blind
• Citizens who are Deaf, Deafened, and Hard of Hearing and are living outside of the Lower Mainland such as Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast, Caribou, Okanagan, Kootenays, Stikine, Skeena-Queen Charlotte, Peace River and other Eastern, Central, Northern BC regions.
• Require the use of an assistive device to meet a functional goal, and;
• Be able to identify a functional goal you would like to achieve.
WIDHH will accept applications on April 1st, 2010. The EAD-GAP program application process and equipment distribution starts on May 1st.
Please circulate the attached document to anyone you think would qualify. I have attached the full announcement and application form.
Sarah… would you mind posting this announcement on the DeafBC website?
If you have any questions please contact Sharon Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org