792. Writing Aids
Writing aids are products designed to help individuals with limited hand strengths perform writing tasks. Writing aids can transfer the fine motor pinch grip, usually used to write, to gross motor arm movements. A low tech solution is to push a pencil though a Styrofoam ball and use gross motor movements to write. Individuals with cumulative trauma disorders to the upper extremities or individuals with other impairments such as arthritis or quadriplegia benefit from these aids. Writing aids are specially designed pens, pencils, and other products that aid individuals who find it difficult to write neatly. Items include ergonomic pens and pencils, grips, and wooden or plastic slopes
793. Writing Guides
These products are rigid pieces of plastic with a template cut out in order to assist individuals in tasks such as writing checks and signing documents.
794. Writing Surfaces (Wheelchairs)
Attachments for wheelchairs built and designed to assist with supporting notes and writing.
795. Writing/Editing Software
Writing or editing software can improve written work by reworking phrases, correcting grammar and usage errors, suggesting adjective or adverb enhancements, and/or modifying sentence structure.
796. Written Forms and Prompts
Providing and allowing the use of pre-filled forms, or forms that provide enough information to prompt the employee to provide the required response can be helpful. Allowing the use of pre-printed labels to adhere may be helpful, too.
797. Written Instructions
Some individuals benefit from having directions and other instructions provided in writing. Example of this would include communicating through email when possible, providing transcripts of meetings, using agendas for trainings, and having checklists for tasks that need completed.
798. Zero Gravity (reclining) Chairs
Zero gravity or reclining chairs are designed to reduce stress on the spine by putting the individual in a "zero gravity" position. This type of chair elevates your feet to the same level as your heart. They can be used in combination with a supine workstation or independently for those needing to work in a reclined position.