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What tools can I use at my desk to help with my multiple sclerosis?

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Look for devices that can make it easier for you to get work done at your desk:

  • Book holder and page turner, or an e-reader
  • Calendars and organizers to keep your memory on track
  • Shoulder rest for your telephone
  • Pen grips to make writing easier
  • Magnifier to enlarge print in books
  • Anti-glare computer screen to protect your eyes

An occupational therapist can recommend devices that are best for you. Your insurance might cover part or all of the cost if your doctor prescribes the tool.

SOURCES:

Job Accommodation Network: "Accommodation and Compliance Series: Employees with Multiple Sclerosis."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America: "Cooling and Assistive Equipment."

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "The Benefits of Occupational Therapy."

Multiple Sclerosis Society UK: "Home Adaptations."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Driving with Multiple Sclerosis," "How to Choose the Mobility Device that is Right for You," "MS Symptoms," Prepare Your Own Meals."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 18, 2020

SOURCES:

Job Accommodation Network: "Accommodation and Compliance Series: Employees with Multiple Sclerosis."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America: "Cooling and Assistive Equipment."

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "The Benefits of Occupational Therapy."

Multiple Sclerosis Society UK: "Home Adaptations."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Driving with Multiple Sclerosis," "How to Choose the Mobility Device that is Right for You," "MS Symptoms," Prepare Your Own Meals."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 18, 2020

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