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Use of One Hand/Arm

An individual with use of one hand or arm may have difficulty manipulating, accessing, or using different tools or equipment in the workplace. Accommodations can come in a variety of solutions for a specific limitation. See below for some ideas to help you get started.

An individual with use of one hand or arm may have difficulty manipulating, accessing, or using different tools or equipment in the workplace. Accommodations can come in a variety of solutions for a specific limitation. See below for some ideas to help you get started.

Solutions:

An alternative mouse is a variation of the "traditional" mouse. Alternative mice usually are designed to help accommodate individuals with various fine motor limitations, spasticity, or other gripping limitation. For example, an individual who cannot grip a traditional mouse due to arthritis, carpal tunnel, or a hand injury may be able to move a cursor effectively with a glidepoint, trackball, joystick, or other device.