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Typing, Ergonomics, and Accessibility

If you want to improve your typing skills, take speed tests, or learn more about ergonomics and accessibility, you've come to the right place. You'll find articles here that encompass all of these topics, as well as other topics such as keyboard and language settings.

Automate Your Typing With a Text Expander
Using a keyboard all day can really take its toll on your wrists. Over time, repetitive stress may cause serious injury. So, you'll want to take steps to lessen the effects of typing on your hands and arms.

One easy way to lessen repetitive stress is to use text expansion software. It creates text shortcuts for frequently typed phrases and words. Text expanders are also a great way to ins…

Livescribe Pulse Smartpen
Laptops and netbooks let you work on word processing virtually everywhere. But, there are times when you don't want to carry a computer. In that case, consider Livescribe's Pulse smartpen. It works like any other pen, with some remarkable additions. You can copy the notes you take to your computer where you can archive and review them. You can also record audio notes and perform calculations. Read the review to see if it's right for you!

IOGEAR Mobile Digital Scribe Review
Computers are helpful for taking notes. However, a laptop is relatively large and bulky. It isn't ideal for every situation. But, IOGEAR's Mobile Digital Scribe can help you create digital copies of your notes--without a computer. The Mobile Digital Scribe is an unobtrusive digital pen that works in virtually any situation. But, is is right for you? Find out by reading my in-depth review!

Mouse -- Logitech MX Revolution
It's difficult to get excited by a computer mouse. As long as they are comfortable to use, has two buttons and a scroll wheel, they're all the same, right? Think again. Logitech's MX Revolution wireless Bluetooth mouse is unlike any other. The MX Revolution offers features you won't find on any other mouse. And these features will greatly enhance your productivity. And did I mention the wonderful ergonomic design?

Keyboard
If you're looking for a high-end keyboard with impeccable design and responsive keys, look no further than Logitech's DiNovo Edge. The DiNovo Edge is Logitech's flagship keyboard, and it offers a lot to love. You'll appreciate this rechargeable keyboard's minimal, ultra-slim design and special features.

Top Picks -- Keyboards and Mice
If you spend a lot of time working at your computer -- especially if you're doing a lot of word processing, it is essential that you have a quality keyboard and mouse. Of course, there is no one ideal keyboard or mouse, as different users have different preferences, but I've put together a list of the ones I consider the best.

Free Online Typing Test
Need to take a typing test as part of a job application process? It makes sense to know where you stand before you begin. Of course, you might just be curious about how fast your fingers can work. Either way, this site has a quick, easy (and customizable) test. And if you don't like the results, no-one need know the results...

Open Office Accessibility Goals
Read up on the goals of the Open Office accessability project. While some of the of the goals relate to general usability, most of them are directed toward people with disabilities.

Sit up straight and keep your wrists in neutral
Those of us who have been using computers and/or typewriters for awhile will understand the importance of setting up one's work station so that it is user friendly. Those of you who are just getting started take heed -- this article can prevent a lot of pain, no joke.

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