Technology for Independent Living

We provide Environmental Control Systems (ECS) that assist people with high level physical disabilities to control devices in their homes and on the go. Some of these devices include:

  • TV (audio/video) Control
  • Smartphone/Tablet Access
  • Landline Phone Control
  • Lamp/Fan Control
  • Attendant Call Access
  • Door Openers

Youth Assistive Technology

For more information and to apply go to:

Technology for Independent Living

POPDB Online Conference Series Share the Whiteboard – Scott Mallinson

May 26, 2023 10am –11 am, Pacific Online (Zoom)

POPDB is pleased to host Scott Mallinson as our final presenter in the 2022-2023 Online Conference Series. Scott is a writer and student who will be graduating from Burnaby School District in just a few weeks.

Last year, Scott presented at the 2022 POPDB Conference in Richmond, BC. A video of his presentation, Something to Say, can be found on his website. Scott’s presentation on his personal journey to finding his voice and finally getting the “right tools to communicate” brought the audience to their feet. Whether you attended in-person or will be meeting Scott for the first time on May 26, we strongly recommend that you watch the video because this year’s presentation builds on the first one.In this presentation, Scott shares more about his journey through the education system as a deafblind student and challenges educators to ensure that all students are given the opportunity to participate and be understood.

The last day to register is May 24, 2023. The Zoom link will be sent on May 25, 2023. This session will NOT be recorded. ASL Interpretation has been arranged.

Click on this link to register

Disability Without Poverty Presents: Childhood Disability (Without) Poverty – A National Discussion 

We invite EVERYONE who cares about children with disabilities to join us for this family-led national conference via Zoom.

This conference will feature speakers and roundtable discussions with the goal of igniting the sector, starting a movement, and instigating policy change.

Friday, May 12 & Saturday, May 13, 2023

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Pacific Time, both days

Registration Link:

Rick Hansen Foundation Webinar – December 2nd 10:00am PST

The International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPWD) is celebrated annually to promote an understanding of disability issues and to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. But what does that look like? Join members of the Rick Hansen Foundation’s Youth Leadership Committee on IDPWD as they discuss topics such as social justice and the social model of disability. Designed for an audience of grade 6 to 12 students.

For more information and to register

Our Disability Roadmap – Samuel Habib and Keith Jones talk candidly about transitioning to adulthood

Watch and share this engaging and informative
“Our Disability Roadmap” webinar conversation about transitioning to adulthood between Samuel Habib and
Krip-Hop musician and human rights activist Keith Jones.
Their conversation was an honest discussion on dating, intersectionality, college life, employment,
navigating ableism, and much more!
This video features open captions and ASL interpretation and will only be available for viewing until January 18, 2023. The entire “Our Disability Roadmap” series will be released in 2024 with the full film.
Please support our production of the feature length version of the “My Disability Roadmap” film and our educational and outreach materials. To make a tax-deductible contribution, go to our donation page and under “designation” select “Disability Road Map Project.” Do you have questions about how to make your donation? Email Dan Habib. Thank you for supporting our work to create a more inclusive society!

Family Support Institute – Advocon2022

BCEdAccess is proud to present our 8th annual education advocacy conference! Join us online Thursday, October 20 to Sunday, October 23 for workshops, panels, and presentations for parents, guardians, educators, self-advocates, and supporters of students with disabilities and complex learners. ASL interpretation and CART captioning for all sessions.

Watch the conference live with chat and active listeners, or watch at your own pace with the recordings that will be available to ticket holders after the sessions. Chat online ‘face to face’ together at the start and end of each day to get to know other attendees. Find out if you won a doorprize at the closing event on Sunday evening!

With presentations, workshops, and panels that fall into our four streams Advocacy 101, History and Story, System and Action, and Educators.

Ticket sales begin Wednesday August 31st.
Early bird tickets available until Sept 20th, 2022.
First 100 tickets will recieve a complimentary Swag Bag, filled with goodies, from BCEd Access and our sponsors. AdvoCon 2022 T-shirts included!

Our Disability Roadmap: Candid conversations on the transition to adulthood

Register now for “Our Disability Roadmap,” a FREE, yearlong series of webinars from the My Disability Roadmap film team! Join filmmakers Samuel and Dan Habib for candid conversations about the transition to adulthood with Samuel’s mentors, including career pathways, higher education, independent living, advocacy, relationships and sexuality, and much more.

Save The Date – PODD Workshop Jan 27 & 28 2023

Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Display

January 27th and 28th, 2023 –  Two Day Introductory Workshop 

Victoria, B.C. 

Presented by Laura Taylor from Taylor Educational Consultants

Hosted by the Provincial Inclusion Outreach Program

Cost $300 per person

REGISTRATION will open in September 2022 

For more information contact Zoë Watt

In Focus: Language and Disability