Who we are
ACE-BC provides the expertise and resources required for post-secondary institutions, Accessibility Coordinators, Students, Instructors, and Services Providers to provide equitable access to post-secondary education for students who are Deaf, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind.
Located at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), ACE-BC’s mandate is to provide province-wide leadership to the post-secondary system regarding equal access for students who are Deaf, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind attending post-secondary institutions in British Columbia.
We gratefully acknowledge and respect the Coast Salish Peoples, including the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations on whose traditional lands ACE-BC resides, as an act of respect and a step on the path to reconciliation. We strive to understand, honor and integrate Indigenist ways of knowing and being in our services as part of contributing to reconciliation in the province of British Columbia. As a province-wide program, we also acknowledge the other territories and lands of Indigenous peoples of whom the post-secondary institutions that we serve also make their professional homes upon.