WorkBC Assistive Technology Services Helps Roy Continue His Music and Radio Career

WorkBC Assistive Technology Services participant Roy.

Roy is a self-employed musician and broadcaster, who lost his vision in an accident eight years ago.

Today, Roy uses a computer to manage the administrative tasks for his music career, and to work on his weekly radio show — doing audio editing, script writing, making the playlists, and research. He uses the JAWS screen reader to navigate the various programs on his computer.

Having originally worked with Neil Squire in 2016 to learn how to use JAWS, he was referred to WorkBC Assistive Technology Services to update his assistive technology set-up that he needs for his work.

Through WorkBC Assistive Technology Services, Roy received a much-needed update to his JAWS software, Reaper, an audio recording software, as well as Muze, a music research program made for JAWS users.

“The JAWS update has made my computer and JAWS much more responsive to the programs I currently use in my work,” he explains. “I use Muze daily as I dig up information on music featured on my radio show.

“I am currently learning how to use the Reaper recording program. Reaper is a complex piece of software, but I am slowly making progress. I hope to use Reaper for recording my own music at home as well as for my radio show.”

Roy says he “wholeheartedly” recommends WorkBC Assistive Technology Services, noting he also received further training in JAWS to sharpen his skills, as well as access to training for the Muze and Reaper programs.

“[They] calmly led me through a few hours of much-needed JAWS training. I now have a few new screen-reader tricks up my sleeve courtesy of this excellent teacher,” Roy shares. “[WorkBC Assistive Technology Services staff] regularly answered my many questions and have assisted me in moving further forward in this still-new world of blindness that I now occupy.”

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

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