Angela Finds Independence with a New Wheelchair Lift

October 23, 2019

With a new wheelchair lift in her van thanks to WorkBC Assistive Technology Services, Angela no long has to worry about her commute to work.

Angela showing off her vehicle modification

“I now have a safe and reliable means of getting to work,” she shares. “This has removed a great deal of stress for me.”

Angela works as an insurance processor in Lantzville, just north of Nanaimo.

She has had cerebral palsy since birth, and uses a power wheelchair for mobility. Accessibility is a challenge Angela faces.

Through the Assistive Technology Services program, she received a wheelchair lift and securing system, which was installed in her van.

“Without this equipment, I had no way of getting to work as public transportation is not easily accessible in my area,” she explains.

“I am very grateful for the equipment I have received and the independence it has given me.”

WorkBC Assistive Technology Services is operated by Neil Squire. Assistive Technology Services are available to individuals who have a work-related barrier due to a disability or a functional limitation. This may include barriers related to traveling to and from the workplace.

Questions about WorkBC Assistive Technology Services? Need help applying? Contact us: 1-844-453-5506 or

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