performed frequently are within the near work space
(your elbows remain at your sides).
performed occasionally are within the near or mid
work space (no more than an arms length away).
are not reaching across your body to work.
WHEN VIEWING THE MONITOR
is in front of you and the top line of print is at or just below
your eye level or even lower if you wear bifocal, trifocal, or
progressive lenses; AND
You are able to scan the screen from top to bottom by using only
eye movements, not head movements.
can sit against the back of the chair and read the monitor screen
from a comfortable distance, without experiencing eye fatigue,
blurred vision or headaches.
monitor screen is free of glare.
Viewing through bifocal lenses
WHEN READING THE DOCUMENT
The document is off the flat work surface and in your line of
The document is directly next to the monitor or between the monitor
and the keyboard.
The document is at the same distance as, or closer than, the monitor.
You can look at the document and the monitor by moving only your
eyes, not your head.
WHEN USING A NEW SOFTWARE PROGRAM OR OPERATING
are efficient in the most common tasks you perform.
reduce the stress and frustration you experience when you cannot complete