Helpful Hints

Using computer keyboards

Computer keyboard keys are tiny and difficult to see.  Very few people have learned to touch type.  The task is to make the keys easier to see.  There are a number of possible solutions.  One is to have the patient use a large print keyboard ($23.95).  Another is to apply high contrast labels on each key ($12.95).  We particularly like black letters on a yellow background.  Typing classes teach students to place their index fingers on the F and J keys.  So still another method is to mark these keys with tactile, high contrast, adhesive backed dots ($3.49 per sheet).

Different patients use different strategies.  The important thing is that they can use a computer keyboard again with more ease.






A picture os a large print, high contrast compiuter keyboard.  These keyboards make it easier for someone who is visually imapired to use computers again