Workplace at home

Workplace for a person with high spinal cord injury allows user to work from home

User at workplace
User at workplace

Description
The work table consists of two table tops. An approximately 2.5 m wide board goes along the wall and sits on consoles. In the middle of the large board is a narrow board that sits on top and extends over the lower one. The hard drive stands on this section and is therefore accessible from two sides (see Photo 3 and associated tip). The narrow board is also suspended from the ceiling (see Photo 3).

The user has a Macintosh computer that he controls with an external scanning keyboard and head mouse. The headset for the head mouse is suspended from the ceiling (see associated tips).

The user has a telephone with a holder for the receiver (see associated tip).

Users comments
It was important for the user to be able to move freely without any table legs in the way.

The user works both at the office and from home. He works for an advertising agency that designs logos and advertising on cars. The user draws on the computer, based on clients’ requests (see Photo 4).

Made by
The user’s brother

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
AMI Wejbystrand, improved by the user

This tip is from 2007

Workplace without user
Workplace without user
Hard drive on suspended table top
Hard drive on suspended table top
User's tasks are displayed on the computer screen
User's tasks are displayed on the computer screen

Related tips

Placement of computer in adapted workplace
Placement of computer in adapted workplace
Being able to see the back of the computer makes it easier for people with disabilities to work. It is easier to explain to others how to change cables, etc..
Telephone with holder for receiver
Telephone with holder for receiver
Telephone receiver holder – a solution for persons who are unable to hold the receiver.
Control of computer with external keyboard
Control of computer with external keyboard
Scanning keyboard and head mouse – a method for persons who do not have hand/arm function to control the computer.
Paper storage in workroom
Paper storage in workroom
Paper and documents stored in drawers are convenient and easy to see – suitable for persons with limited reach.
Controlling computer with head mouse
Controlling computer with head mouse
Suspending a headset from the ceiling makes it easier for a person with impaired hand function to put it on.

Tipsare: Anders

Anders lives together with his partner in a house. He is working part time. He was injured in 1989 and has a high spinal cord injury (C4-5). He has personal assistance.