Assistive Tech for Good Program aims to help Canadians with disabilities use smartphones and wireless devices enabling them to live more independent, connected lives
As part of its commitment to bridging digital divides and helping ensure the digital space is inclusive for all Canadians, Telus has partnered with Neil Squire Society to launch the Telus Assistive Tech for Good program.
Currently available in British Columbia and Alberta, this program is designed to help people with disabilities who require a customized solution involving assistive technology to independently access their Telus smartphone or tablet so they can stay connected to the people, information and opportunities that matter most.
The program provides Canadians with disabilities specialized support in selecting the right assistive technology based on their diverse needs, such as LipSync, a mouth controlled input device which enables people with little or no hand movement to operate a touchscreen device. In addition, the program assists customers with selecting a compatible smartphone or tablet as well as free set-up and training needed to independently control their mobile device.
Millions of People in Canada have at least one disability, 80 per cent of whom require an aid or assistive device. Assistive Tech for Good is part of Telus’ broader commitment to leveraging its technology to ensure vulnerable, remote and underserved populations are connected to the people, information and opportunities that matter most in our digital society.
The Neil Squire Society is a national not-for-profit organization that empowers Canadians with disabilities through the use of computer-based assistive technologies, research and development, and various employment programs. The Society has served over 40,000 people since 1984.
For more information on TELUS Assistive Tech for Good, visit telus.com/assistivetech.