Employment StrategiesBy Norris, Christine; The Motivator, pp. 9-22
Publication Date: Spring 2005
Article discusses employment strategies and job accommodations for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The author covers seven key areas: (1) determining what it needed, (2) understanding your rights, (3) disclosure issues, (4) assistive technology (AT), (5) the telework boom, (6) vocational rehabilitation, and (7) starting a home-based business. The use of AT has helped a number of people with MS to continue working productively, as devices can provide solutions for mouse access, typing, viewing information, reading, and other computer-related tasks. The Americans with Disabilities Act considers telecommuting as another reasonable accommodation when a disability prevents successful vocational performance in a standard work environment. Strategies for successful telecommuting are discussed, and resources for people with MS are listed.
Published by: Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (Website:http://www.msaa.com)