Adapting Your Workspace

9.25.2015
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Brittany Déjean
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Written by
Brittany Déjean

Eric has helpful tips for any wheelchair user with limited finger mobility hoping to use a computer and adapt a computer workspace.

“You got to make sure you can go underneath the table comfortably, preferably with some clearance,” Eric says, explaining his useful table. His desk was customized and the extra height is there in case he changes wheelchairs in the future and if there’s a difference in height.

Not all of his equipment is modified, Eric rather adapts to his surroundings and use them just as they are. Eric has useful tips for managing the computer without assistive devices. For example, if he needs to press two keys at the same time, he rests his left arm on the table which is at a reasonable distance for his fingers to press the keys.

He also uses two computer screens so it’s easier for him to view multiple tabs at a time. If you’re thinking of renovations or any new furniture, consider what Eric has done. Everything at his desk is chosen to maximize convenience.

Know someone looking to modify his or her computer workspace? Share this post with Eric’s tips!

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