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Re: Need alternate input devise info

From: Joan Piroch <d4951@sccoast.net>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1999 10:49:01 -0500
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To: "Neff, Robert" <Robert.Neff@usmint.treas.gov>
Cc: "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, "'Paskoski, Joseph'" <jpaskoski@gpo.gov>

For starters, she could use some keyboard input such as Ctrl+c for "copy",
Ctrl+v for "paste", Ctrl+x for "cut", Shift+left arrow to highlite text for
copying and cutting. Use the arrow keys for scrolling whenever possible also.

These and other keyboard shortcuts could help her situation by getting her
hand off the mouse, if even for short bits of time.

I think a touchpad is harder to use than a mouse and might even exacerbate
the problem!

And no, off hand I do not know of any sites that discuss these
issues...Sorry.  :(



 My colleague is exploring
>alternate PC input
>		devise information, as she has a carpal-tunnel-like problem
>in her wrist and
>		hand, mainly from using a mouse.  I've tried a number of
>sites that have
>		bits and pieces of information, but do you know of any
>DEFINITIVE sites that
>		discuss, in some depth,  EFFECTIVE alternatives - i.e.
>perhaps trackballs,
>		touch pads, pedals, voice recognition, etc.  I gave my
>colleague a Logitech
>		track ball to try, but she is leaning towards
>trying/ordering a touch pad
>		that she heard about.
Received on Thursday, 11 November 1999 10:52:37 UTC

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