Assistive Technology Funding Allows British Columbians to Continue Working October 3, 2017

Programs are currently in place to assist with funding assistive technology for people who are experiencing a barrier in the workplace due to a disability, an injury, or a chronic medical condition such as back, neck, and/or shoulder pain or carpal tunnel syndrome. Employees and employers are urged to take advantage of them. Approximately 550,000 British Columbians identify as having a disability and over 80% of them use some kind of aid or assistive device on a daily basis.

Lynne Taylor building a LipSync

September 28, 2017 LipSync Update: A mother gives back

It’s been a busy couple of weeks. We were amazed with the Seattle Maker Faire and won first prize at Accessibility Camp Seattle! We had build events with nonprofit disability organization’s in Washington State, Provail, and in the BC Interior at UBC Okanagan. We’ve met and reconnected with a lot of great people, and have built another 20 LipSyncs. But it’s the stories of the people impacted – both volunteer and people with disabilities – that really touched us.

Technology@Work participant, Jodi

September 27, 2017 Jodi increases her comfort and productivity with ergonomic solutions

“This is really the first job I have had where I am sitting this much,” Jodi says, explaining that she was experiencing back pain and migraines. She had tried a standing desk converter that was shared around the office, and while it worked, she needed a permanent solution. That’s when she called Technology@Work.

Don trying out a different mounting for his tablet, that sits low and between Don’s legs, and is easy to set-up and disassemble.

September 21, 2017 LipSync Update: Mounting Progress

While we’re always refining the LipSync, the mechanics and the design are largely set. But there is still one part of the process we’re really figuring out — mounting.

Assistive Technology Funding Allows Judi to Continue Working September 20, 2017

About two years ago Judi began feeling pain and numbness in her hands. It turned out to be a severe case of carpal tunnel syndrome. “It was a condition that was making me wake up in the middle of the night,” Judi explains. “It was really impacting my ability to do this or any other office job.”

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