TELUS - President and CEO, Darren Entwistle
President and CEO, Darren Entwistle
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  • TELUS (T) has announced the national expansion of its Tech for Good program in support of National AccessAbility Week
  • The Tech for Good program provides access to assistive technologists at March of Dimes Canada who have specialized knowledge about accessibility barriers and assistive technologies for mobile devices
  • March of Dimes Canada is a nationally registered charitable organization that has been providing support services to people with disabilities, their families, and caregivers across Canada for 70 years
  • TELUS (T) is down 0.51 per cent on the day, trading at $27.12 per share

TELUS (T) has announced the national expansion of its Tech for Good program in support of National AccessAbility Week.

First launched in Alberta and British Columbia in 2018, this national expansion will support more Canadians with disabilities who require professional assistance to independently use or control their mobile device.

Darren Entwistle, TELUS President and CEO, commented on the recent announcement.

“At TELUS, we understand that technology deployed responsibly and compassionately can be a great equalizer across our societies. We also know that technology deployed brilliantly can be even more potent, unleashing human innovation and allowing all citizens to realize their full potential and their own definitions of success,” he said.

“Through our Tech for Good program, and in collaboration with March of Dimes Canada, the TELUS team is passionate about deploying our technology brilliantly to empower Canadians of all abilities to prosper in our digital world,” he added.

The Tech for Good program provides access to assistive technologists at March of Dimes Canada who have specialized knowledge about accessibility barriers and assistive technologies for mobile devices.

Program support includes personalized, virtual one-on-one assessment, assistive technology training, and recommendations based on an individuals’ diverse needs.

“As a national charity devoted to supporting and empowering people living with disability, the Tech for Good program is a perfect fit. Our team will work with clients to ensure they are connected and comfortable with their mobile devices and the assistive technology they require,” said Len Baker, president and CEO of March of Dimes Canada.

TELUS also supports accessibility and inclusion by offering customers a wide range of mobile devices equipped with built-in accessibility features and has donated $2.6 million in support of nearly 200 projects across Canada that support people with disabilities.

March of Dimes Canada is a nationally registered charitable organization that has been providing support services to people with disabilities, their families, and caregivers across Canada for 70 years.

TELUS is one of the big three wireless service providers in Canada.

TELUS (T) is down 0.51 per cent on the day, trading at $27.12 per share as of 12:58 pm ET.

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