Monday, May 25, 2009

Free resource for those with MS

MyMSmyWAY is a free resource to help people with MS learn about and connect with technology that could help.

via the site:

Have you ever had trouble reading the text on a computer screen? What about typing on a keyboard? For some people living with multiple sclerosis (MS), symptoms can make these everyday tasks difficult. However, there are technologies – designed with you in mind – to help you meet these challenges and help make your life with MS easier

MyMSMyWay is a free resource dedicated to connecting people with Multiple Sclerosis to accessible technologies that can help them live their lives better. This site is made for people with MS by people with MS. Our patient steering committee has guided our efforts to ensure that the information and resources provided on this site speak directly to the MS community.

Along with the steering committee, MyMSMyWay was developed by the MS Technology Collaborative, a landmark alliance of organizations passionate about helping people with multiple sclerosis (MS) maximize their abilities. The alliance brings together leaders from the pharmaceutical, technology, and patient advocacy sectors, including Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, a U.S. affiliate of Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Germany; Microsoft's Accessibility Business Unit; and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Each organization has a specialized understanding of the needs of people with MS.

You can read more about the companies involved, including Microsoft, National MS Society and Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals here.

UPDATE: I received a link via email this morning to MS Views and News, which offers a blog, newsletter and many other resources

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