WHEN POSITIONING
THE CURSOR WITH A
POINTING DEVICE
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ACTION GOAL #8: Place the pointing device so that it is close to the keyboard.


IF YOU SEE THIS...   TRY THIS...
The pointing device is a trackball that does not fit on the keyboard platform.   Use a keyboard that does not have a 10-key pad and place the trackball next to the keyboard.
   
There are many improvement options for positioning the pointing device that are not covered in this section. Other comfortable positions for the pointing device that promote a flat (neutral) wrist can be used.  
    Replace the keyboard platform with an adjustable keyboard platform wide enough to fit the keyboard and the trackball. Adjust the height and tilt of the platform so that the tops of the home row keys are at your elbow height, or slightly below your elbows (negative tilt), when your shoulders are relaxed.
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