Assistive Technology and Services
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Assistive Technology & Services
Sells a wide range adapted recreation and exercise equipment
From wheelchairs and mobility scooters, to lift chairs and homecare products, Advanced Mobility strives to facilitate the progression of every individual to achieve their fullest potential, freedom, comfort and safety. Locations across BC.
Provides assistive technology and related support services to British Columbians with disabilities
See BC Disability for an extensive list of assistive technology funding opportunities
The Provincial Resource Program – Auditory Outreach help public and independent schools throughout BC address the needs of school-aged students with hearing loss
Provides professionally trained guide dogs and autism support dogs for citizens of BC and Alberta
Technology For Living provides technology, equipment, and ongoing support to help persons with severe physical disabilities live as well and independently as possible
Bridges is a national, full service, assistive technology company. They deliver support in assistive technology for learning, communication, alternative access, low vision and blindness needs.
Sells and delivers a wide range of accessibility equipment to enable persons with disabilities to be successful in the workplace or engage in their favourite activities at home
Assistive devices to aid persons with hearing loss
Communication Assistance for Youth and Adults is a province-wide service program that supports adults 19 years and up who require an augmentative/alternative communication system due to a communication disability
The DDA have an in-house assistive technology consultant, and provide technology services to DDA clients
eSSENTIAL ACCESSIBILITY helps organizations create inclusive web, mobile, and product experiences through digital accessibility testing, evaluation, and remediation
HandyDART is a door-to-door, shared ride service for passengers with physical or cognitive disabilities who are unable to use conventional public transit without assistance
HELP provides health equipment to individuals dealing with illness or injury
HME is one of the largest retailers and rental companies of home medical equipment in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island
With five locations on Vancouver Island, Island Mediquip is one the largest independent dealers of home medical equipment in BC
Leash of Hope trains and provides assistance dogs to people with disabilities that are higher functioning and often slip through the system, thus resulting in them receiving little or no support
Makers Making Change is a Neil Squire program which connects people with disabilities to volunteer makers building assistive technologies
Provides modifications to homes, vehicles, and more that increase accessibility
Provides customized mobility and accessibility solutions for a wide variety of clients, from children to elderly adults
National Autism Resources is a leader in providing cost effective, research based therapeutic tools that meet the needs of people on the autism spectrum across their lifespan
Specializes in using assistive technology and ergonomics to find the most effective individualized solutions to clients’ needs
PADS breeds, raises, trains and supports certified assistance dogs, partnering them with people living with disabilities and with community care professionals
Sales, rental, and service of medical equipment and supplies throughout BC. Wheelchairs, walkers, lifts, scooters, and more.
The Canadian National Institute for the Blind's online shop is home to hundreds of products that can make life easier after a loss of sight
Assists BC School Districts and Group I and II Independent Schools in building their capacity to use technology to support the diverse needs of their K-12 students
Resources on assistive technology for autism and how it can be used most effectively
Provides free of cost environmental control systems that assist people with physical disabilities to control devices in their homes and on the go. Examples include automatic door openers for one's home.
Tetra's focus is to find solutions to overcome environmental barriers faced by people with disabilities. Tetra recruits volunteers who work with clients to design and build free assistive devices that are custom-made for the individual.
The War Amps helps fund artificial limbs for amputees
VDRC has several pieces of assistive technology and computer software available for free use
Displays a variety of assistive listening and alerting devices to optimize communication and safety at home, in the workplace, and in social environments
Provides assistive technology or supports to individuals with disabilities to assist them to gain and sustain employment or community attachment