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More MS news articles for February 2003

Spotlight on Modifications for Work and Home

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/spotlight-modifications.asp

Feb 1, 2003

I came to discover that barrier-free design does not have to mean an institutional appearance. It was wonderful to witness the simplicity and unobtrusiveness of many design solutions.
 
—Karen Stone
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General Information

Guiding Ideas on Universal Design
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/IMSFa98-GuidingIdeas.asp
Seven basic principles on designing for people with diverse abilities.

Occupational Therapy
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Sourcebook-OT.asp
OT is concerned with ways to accomplish specific everyday tasks, from personal grooming to housekeeping to on-the-job tasks.

Work Modifications

ADA and People with MS: A Guarantee of Full Participation in Society
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Brochures-ADA%20and.asp
The ADA covers every person with an impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

Information for Employers
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Brochures-Information%20for.asp
Includes a basic summary on workplace accommodations to give to your employer.

Should I Work? Information for Employees
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Brochures-Should%20I.asp
Individuals need time to learn how to live with their MS.

The Win-Win Approach to Reasonable Accomodations
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Brochures-Win%20Win.asp
Should problems related to your MS affect your job performance, you will need to identify job modifications—called “accommodations” in legal language—that will enable you to continue doing your job.

Home Modifications

At Home with MS: Adapting Your Environment
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Brochures-At%20Home%20with.asp
Design your environment with accessibility, ease of use, energy conservation, safety, and style in mind. Contains list of resources.

Making Life Easier ... In the Bathroom
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/IMSSp98-Bathroom.asp
The bathroom is the smallest room in the house, and for many of us with MS it presents accessibility problems we can't ignore.

Making Life Easier ... in the Kitchen
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/IMSWi98-Kitchen.asp
Contains some design tips on making your kitchen more efficient.

No Place Like Home
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/IMSWi02-Contents.asp
This special section of InsideMS, Winter 2002, includes several articles on accessible housing, including one on Web resources.

Ramps to Go
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/IMSSu99-Ramps.asp
While most inventors struggle to keep their trade secrets under wraps. The Ramp Guy want to give people the tools they need for independence.

Service Dogs
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/IMSSp99-ServiceDogs.asp
A service dog could give you more mobility and independence—and help you conserve energy.

Advocacy Issues

ADA and People with MS: A Guarantee of Full Participation in Society
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Brochures-ADA%20and.asp
The ADA covers every person with an impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

Disability Rights
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Issues-Disabilities.asp
Includes information about accessibility rights
 
Current as of February 2003
 

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