Assistive Technology Services

WorkBC Assistive Technology Services

Assistive Technology Services provides equipment and devices to help individuals thrive in the workplace.

Supports available through Assistive Technology Services include:

  • Assistive devices, equipment and technology
  • Ergonomic supports (e.g. ergonomic furniture, lighting systems)
  • Restorative supports (e.g. canes, crutches)
  • Attendant services related to work (e.g. assistance with mobility)
  • American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting and captioning services
  • Communication and hearing devices related to work
  • Workplace access and modification
  • Vehicle modifications

Items not funded through Assistive Technology Services:

  • Medical treatments and therapies
  • Items for daily living
  • Employment services and case-management supports (e.g. job coaching, employment and skills training, wage subsidies, etc.)
  • Supports and services that are not employment or volunteer related.

Am I eligible for Assistive Technology Services?

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.

To be eligible for Assistive Technology Services, you must:

  • Be a resident of and be legally eligible to work in British Columbia and 16 years of age or older
  • Be a full-time student in your last year of secondary or post-secondary school, a part-time student or have left school
  • Need assistive equipment, devices or disability supports to start work or to avoid losing:
    • your current work or
    • self-employment or,
    • volunteer work that is part of a longer term goal of employment

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