I think this is the first Forum of all that I have been to, that addresses the problems of working with disabilities. After having 10 failed surgeries on my left shoulder (5 total replacements, 4 revisions, and 1 scraping) I can no longer raise my left arm or crank a handle. When I was working, I modified my Bridgeport with the drop down on and off lever, and I made an extension for the brake. At that time I could raise my arm partially up. When I took S.S.Disability and rolled my 401K over, I kept out enough to my a mill which is a belt speed Lagun. I have it right now on a rotary phase converter, but I am going to have to fit it with a VFD as I cannot change the speeds without help from my wife. It gets very frustrating at times when I can't do something by myself, but it also puts the mind to working on how to overcome some obstacles. My BIL had an industrial accident when he was young and a piece came out of a lathe and hit him in the head. It took him a year just to learn to be able to speak again, but left him with a paralyzed left arm and also a bad limp. It affected him to the point that he gave up on a lot of things. I haven't read every thread in this section yet, but I am looking forward to reading how some have overcome their obstacles. The biggest thing is to never give up. Although I get frustrated, I'll walk away and think about it a little while and I can usually come up with a solution. I do have to say though that my wife is a Godsend. She understands my frustrations and is not afraid to jump in and help me no matter how dirty a job might be.