Assistive Technology Puts Min on the Path to Employment

In 2007, Min had a stroke, affecting the left side of his body — he has no function in his left arm and hand.

Min, who lives in Coquitlam, is currently looking for work, participating in the WorkBC Employment Services program.

However, being able to use a computer plays a big part in the modern job search — from searching for opportunities to typing out resumes and cover letters — and typing was difficult for Min with the use of only one hand.

His Employment Services case manager suggested he check out the WorkBC Assistive Technology Services program.

After an assessment, Min received WordQ word prediction software, along with orientation and training. Min finds this software “really helpful,” as it speeds up the typing process, which can be tedious using one hand.

He also received an electronic stapler which allows him to organize papers with one hand.

Min recommends the Assistive Technology Services program to others in need, as it has greatly improved his ability to use a computer, and has helped him on his path to employment.

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

Please visit for more information about WorkBC Assistive Technology Services.

Government of Canada and BC logos: This program is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia

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