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Accessibility & Ergonomics : Articles and Publications

  • Tech Tuesday - AT Handouts

    Welcome to Tech Tuesday! These AT Handouts have been created to make your job a little easier.

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  • Instructions didn't help, so he wrote his own book

    ATI's Board Chaiman, Davey Hulse, decided to take up knitting. He struggled with instructions that were not clear; so much of it had pictures; he nearly gave up. "The pictures were of no use, because Hulse is blind" says Capi Lynn of Statesman Journal. Read her story.

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  • What is cubital tunnel syndrome?

    Sounds like something we would get on a sunny day from sitting inside working from a cubical, yet it's strangly like the term carpel tunnel syndrome.

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  • Pain-free Computer Input Ideas

    Cumulative trauma disorders such as carpal-tunnel syndrome may not make headlines, but they're still a threat if you use your keyboard heavily.

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  • Why More Folks May Talk to Their Computer

    The latest version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking makes dictating emails and term papers easier than ever. By Tom Regan

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  • Rest Breaks for Computer Operators

    People who do continuous, intensive computer work, such as data entry, for prolonged periods during a shift are at increased risk of developing a number of health problems. These include: visual fatigue, headaches, upper limb musculoskeletal injuries (e.g., carpal tunnel syndrome), and back pain.

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  • Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

    The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Education is providing the information in this pamphlet to explain the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities who are preparing to attend postsecondary schools. This pamphlet also explains the obligations of a postsecondary school to provide academic adjustments, including auxiliary aids and services, to ensure that the school does not discriminate on the basis of disability.

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  • Causes of Disabilities Might Surprise You

    These disabilities not only have serious consequences for personal health, but can take a toll on one’s financial health. Many wage earners have not taken the time to prepare to deal with the potential financial ramifications of a long-term disability.

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  • Ergonomics, Not a Buzzword, a Bottom-Line Contributor

    by Ian Chong, CPE Ergonomics is perhaps one of the most abused, misunderstood and underutilized concepts in today's business lexicon. Typically viewed as difficult to measure it is generally not the first thing people reach for to increase profitability. Applied comprehensively to a business, however, ergonomics can be as important as strategic planning and quality control. It has a real and direct impact on productivity, performance, throughput, delivery of services and the bottom line. It can affect an entire business by enhancing the most important business component—the ability of workers to do their job.

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  • Help for Those Having Trouble Affording Hearing Aids

    If your child broke an arm, you’d get a cast put on. If your mother could no longer walk, you’d get her a wheelchair. So why do millions of people – both young and old – choose to suffer in silence? Often, it’s because they can’t afford to get help.

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