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Assistive Tech for Good™

At TELUS, we believe it is part of our responsibility to ensure the digital space is inclusive for everyone. We recognize that access to products, services, solutions, or environments by persons of all abilities is integral to being a leading service provider and promoting inclusion and accessibility within our workplace and the communities we serve.

The Assistive Tech for Good™ program, currently available in British Columbia, is a collaboration between TELUS and the Neil Squire Society which aims to help people with disabilities successfully get set up on a TELUS wireless smartphone or tablet so they can be connected and live more independently.

Through Assistive Tech for Good, customers with limited arm movement or hand dexterity receive assistance in selecting the right customized solution which includes a TELUS wireless device, compatible assistive technology, set-up and training needed to independently control their personal smartphone or tablet. Financial assistance towards the cost of assistive technology is also offered to customers with affordability concerns*.

 

Program offers:

  • Access to experts with specialized knowledge on assistive technologies
  • Set-up and installation if required of wireless smartphone or tablet
  • Phone and assistive technology training and support
  • Financial support towards cost of assistive technology if deemed necessary by Neil Squire Society

 

Do I qualify?

This program is initially intended for customers who have limited arm movement or hand dexterity where it is difficult to hold or operate a handheld wireless smartphone or tablet.

In 2018, this program will be available in British Columbia with plans to extend in to Alberta in 2019. As of October 2018, initial qualifying communities in the Metro Vancouver area include:

 

Anmore

Belcarra

Bowen Island

Burnaby

Coquitlam

Delta

Langley City

Lions Bay

Maple Ridge

New Westminister

North Vancouver

Pitt Meadows

Port Coquitlam

Port Moody

Richmond

Surrey

Tsawwassen

Vancouver

West Vancouver

White Rock

 

If you have any questions about the TELUS Assistive Tech for Good program, please contact us at 1-866-558-2273 or via chat and ask about the Assistive Tech for Good program.

 

*Financial assistance is determined by Neil Squire Society