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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.

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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