WHEN KEYING
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ACTION GOAL #7: Adjust the keyboard height so that
a. Your shoulders are relaxed, and your elbows are close to your body.
b. Your elbows are bent to 90 degrees, or slightly greater (inner angle).
c. The tops of the home row keys are at the same height as your elbows or slightly below your elbows (negative tilt).
d. Your wrists are straight (not bent).


IF YOU SEE THIS...

 

 

TRY THIS...  
The keyboard is above elbow height. Raise or lower the keyboard platform or your chair until the tops of the home row keys are at the same height as your elbows or slightly below your elbows when your shoulders are relaxed. Use a footrest if necessary.

The keyboard is too low and your wrists are bent.
 
  Tilt the back edge of your keyboard platform slightly downward (“negative” tilt). You arms will tilt downward, and your elbows will open to slightly more than 90°. Don’t use the legs beneath the keyboard.
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