WorkBC Assistive Technology Services Gives Darren the Confidence for His Job Search

A person types on a keyboard with a cup of coffee next to it.

Darren is currently looking for employment, while also taking courses to enhance his skills.

He has a C3 spinal cord injury, as well as arthritis, which led to him leaving a previously successful career due to the pain.

“[It] severely limits the types of work that are available to me,” he shares.

Through WorkBC Assistive Technology Services, Darren received ergonomic office equipment including a variable height desk, a custom chair, and an ergonomic keyboard.

“Prior to receiving these, I was unable to spend more than 15 minutes at a time sitting at a computer or doing paperwork. Sitting in general was very difficult for me. I was struggling as physical limitations were already limiting the type of work I could do and difficulties with sitting, etc., were making desk-based work very difficult,” he says.

“This equipment, and all of the supports I received that led up to me receiving it, are invaluable to me. I now have the ability, and the confidence, to be able to take on desk-based work. Honestly, it’s shocking how much of a difference that this equipment has made.”

The equipment has made a big difference in Darren’s ability to engage in the job search process.

“While I’m looking for work, I’m doing a lot of online courses, and I would not have been able to do any of them without this equipment. And being able to do this schoolwork with much, much less discomfort has given me the confidence to know that I can do desk-based work — something that I had previously been specifically avoiding. I’m honestly so grateful!”

Darren says he “absolutely” recommends WorkBC Assistive Technology Services to others in need.

“This program has made a HUGE difference to me,” he says. “A life altering program, literally!”

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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