[Athen] Athen Digest, Vol 14, Issue 35

Manning, Melissa Ann manning at ku.edu
Thu Mar 22 06:49:07 PDT 2007

To chip in here, I am needing one that is ergonomic and USB also.
Melissa Manning

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Today's Topics:

1. keyboards, ergonomic (Nusen, Michael)


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Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 15:22:19 -0600
From: "Nusen, Michael" <Michael.Nusen at ppcc.edu>
Subject: [Athen] keyboards, ergonomic
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Yikes! This time with a subject:

To my dismay, I was informed today by a vendor that the attached
ErgoLogic keyboard was discontinued in 2003! Does anyone have a source
for used ones & have ones they'd like to sell? I'm looking for 2-4
keyboards. I've seen keyboard with 1/2 qwerty's either in a fixed
vertical position or ones that don't provide enough adjustability for
the 1/2 qwerty's in the 40-90 degree range. I'd appreciate any
suggestions for alternatives...

The student isn't currently a candidate for voice recognition as he's
currently taking a JAWS class to supplement his use of ZoomText
magnifier/screen reader & for professional reasons. Perhaps jawbones to
combine Dragon with JAWS is in his future, but we currently have a more
immediate need for a ergo keyboard due to a temporary condition that may
turn out to be more long term in nature. In the meantime, I'm providing
a fixed ergo keyboard and a split adjustable one (Kineses Maxim) in 2
different locations - neither one is providing complete relief. For the
Maxim keyboard, I had to custom shape foam blocks with multiplaner
angles to provide support under the wrist supports.

I've seen the Kinesis Freestyle split keyboard online showing the
incline/VIP http://www.kinesis-ergo.com/freestyle.htm but again, they
don't provide enough adjustability in the ranges I mentioned. Last
resort may be to just use something off the shelf like 2 adjustable
document holders or custom make something.

Thank you,

Michael Nusen
Coordinator, OASIS/CAC
(Office of Accommodative Services and Instructional Support/Computer
Access Center) Pikes Peak Community College michael.nusen at ppcc.edu
<mailto:michael.nusen at ppcc.edu>

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