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A07: Using mouse with Parkinson’s

QUESTION: I’m not sure I can use a mouse because of my Parkinson’s. Are there any other options?

ANSWER: Yes, you do have options. Computers didn’t always use a mouse to navigate. Before the mouse came along, the keyboard was used for all tasks on the computer. There are keyboard shortcuts that allow you to use a mouse-free computer. When you venture onto the Internet you’ll be able to find a website listing all the keyboard shortcuts.