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Does RSI qualify for a disability? Are you killing your career if you do? [closed]

My RSI has gotten pretty bad now. I'm still in school and thought about applying for a grant based on disability. Is this a bad idea in terms of it being seen as incapable of doing a job after I ...
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Preventing RSI (Repetitive Strain Injuries) [closed]

I am 16 years old and I love to program and playing the piano. It's not uncommon that I'm bashing away on my mouse and keyboard all day long. I do not feel any pains doing so. Yet I am still worried, ...
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Programming toolset for restricted typing ability?

This is a cousin to the question Programming with Speech Recognition for Typing Instead of the Keyboard: I program in Visual Studio 2010, and I find that programming takes a much greater toll on my ...
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Programming with speech recognition for typing instead of the keyboard

I have RSI (repetitive strain injury) and no one has been able to help me. I am looking for alternatives to using a keyboard. I am considering buying the speech recognition software ...
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What equipment do you use to avoid wrist pain? [closed]

I've recently been trying to improve the ergonomics of my workspace, and as a part of that I'm looking into how I can improve the hardware I use. Do you use a standard keyboard, a shaped one, or a ...
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Do any programmers use a pen and tablet instead of a mouse? Is it better? [closed]

I've injured my wrist and looking over at the designer sitting across me using his pen and tablet made me think if that's something a web developer (20-40% time spent in photoshop) could use and maybe ...
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Physical effects of long term keyboard use- what does the science say and what factors affect it? [closed]

This question asks about the ergonomics of a particular keyboard for long programming hours, what I would like to know is about the ergonomics of using a keyboard in general. What are the most ...
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How can I avoid the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? [closed]

Using the keyboard, and the mouse for long time is probably one of the causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. How can I avoid it?