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All terrain track-type wheelchair.From July 22-24 in East Lansing, Michigan, workers with disabilities can test drive a heavy-equipment manlift and an all-terrain Action Track Wheelchair and learn about working on the job with arthritis.  Michigan State University Ag Expo offers this great chance for heavy equipment operators with arthritis.  

Many workers with disabling arthritis conditions do not realize how much technology is available to help them continue their work.  Whether it is a manlift to access the operator’s seat, hand control levers to operate foot pedals, or an all-terrain power wheelchair to access the work sites, the job can be done!  Michigan AgrAbility is a non-profit program at Easter Seals Michigan that has coordinated the assistive technology demonstration opportunities at Ag Expo this year. 

Learn all the details of the Action Track Wheelchair and the Heavy Equipment Operator Manlift on the Michigan AgrAbility website.  Amber Wolfe from the Arthritis and Agriculture program

Heavy Equipment manlifts give access to the operator seat of bulldozers, excavators, wheel loaders, cranes, tractors, skidders and other types of heavy machinery.

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will be available on July 23 to discuss working on the job with arthritis, and Ned Stoller will also be onsite all three days to discuss the assistive technology and how it can help you keep working. 

Here’s your chance, come out and give it a try!