[Athen] Some people go way out of their way...

Gaeir Dietrich gdietrich at htctu.net
Wed Dec 3 16:52:31 PST 2008

Just remember that you can reverse the mouse buttons so that when you mouse
left-handed, you can still use your index finger as your main "clicking

I developed arm problems when I worked at the publishing company. I changed
my mouse hand to the left for about three years. I was amazed at how quickly
I was able to adapt...and you're right, in a perverse way, it's sort of fun!

Gaeir (rhymes with "fire") Dietrich
High Tech Center Training Unit of the
California Community Colleges
De Anza College, Cupertino, CA


From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Kelmer, Susan M.
Sent: Monday, December 01, 2008 6:54 AM
To: Access Technologists in Higher Education Network
Subject: [Athen] Some people go way out of their way...

I have to have shoulder surgery on December 19th. Despite the fact that I
was never a big league pitcher, I apparently have managed to tear my rotator
cuff, and have some unusual bone growth and bursitis in the shoulder/arm
joint that needs to be removed. I will lose the use of my right arm for
several weeks, if not longer and am being told not to look for a miraculous
recovery, that it may be a year before I'm back to a good arm again.

The perverse side of me is looking forward to the experience of doing
everything with my one non-dominant hand.

Any adaptive technology I should be checking out (besides Dragon, I already
have that in place)? I might as well use this down time for research in my

Susan Kelmer

Adaptive Technology Specialist/

Lab Coordinator, Campus Labs and Classrooms

St. Louis Community College - Meramec


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