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Technology and Computer Usage After Stroke

Topics covered in this video include:

  • Ergonomics
  • Adaptive Technology
  • Accessibility Features
  • Internet Safety

Ergonomics for Computer Usage After Stroke

Tips to remember when using your computer:

  1. Keep close to your computer — within arms’ reach.
  2. Don’t forget to get up and move periodically — don’t sit too long!
  3. Don’t pound the keyboard.
  4. Use correct wrist position with the keyboard and mouse.
  5. Position your body properly.

Adaptive Equipment

There are many choice of equipment that can make computer usage after stroke easier.

Some of the choices available include an appropriate office chair, different types of keyboards, and different types of mouses.

Available Accessibility Features

Windows has a wide range of Ease of Access Features.

They can be found at:

Features

  • Settings
  • Ease of Access

Choices include:

  • High contrast
  • Text size
  • Brightness
  • Mouse Pointer
  • Text cursor appearance
  • Magnifier
  • Narrator
  • Select on screen keyboard for 5 finger typist

Also available is dictation software and there is a “Dictate” button in Word.

Internet Secutiry

Topics in this section include:

  • Multifactor authentication
  • What to do if you suspect a scam
  • Some types of scams

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