Computer Access Workshop 23/11/11

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A one-day workshop where you will develop your knowledge and skills in recommending ergonomic and assistive technology for computer users.

A one-day workshop where you will develop your knowledge and skills in recommending ergonomic and assistive technology for computer users.

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  • Since 2005 a surveillance scheme has collected reports of new cases of work-related ill health from a sample of around 300 general practitioners (GPs). The data confirms that musculoskeletal disorders are the most common type of work-related illness, but that mental ill health gives rise to more working days lost. Initial estimates for 2007 suggest the incidence of work-related ill health is roughly 1500 cases per 100 000 workers.
  • Since 2005 a surveillance scheme has collected reports of new cases of work-related ill health from a sample of around 300 general practitioners (GPs). The data confirms that musculoskeletal disorders are the most common type of work-related illness, but that mental ill health gives rise to more working days lost. Initial estimates for 2007 suggest the incidence of work-related ill health is roughly 1500 cases per 100 000 workers.

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  • 1. Computer Access Ergonomic & Assistive Technology Workshop 23 rd November 2011
  • 2. The Agenda
    • Housekeeping
    • Introduction
    • Ergonomic technology
    • Assistive technology
    • Assistive software
    • How Keytools can help
    • Summary
  • 3. Our Goals, Your Learning Outcomes
    • Introductions
    • Your role
    • What is the key issue for you and the best value you could get from today?
  • 4. What is ergonomics?
    • Microsoft study found:
    • 78% indicated they know what ergonomics is
    • BUT … many thought this related to :
    • economy, environment, energy or even egos!
    • Source: Ergonomics and RSI - StrategyOne for Microsoft, April 2008
  • 5. The perfect fit
    • “ Ergonomic design considers options to ensure that people's capabilities and limitations are taken into account.”
    • The Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors
  • 6. Ergonomic? 
  • 7. Adjustable
  • 8. Twist yourself to fit!
  • 9. Ergonomic Chairs
  • 10. Ergonomic chairs – what to look for
    • Support
    • Comfort
    • Diversity
    • Durability
    • Environment
  • 11. The exceptional office chair
    • The Bodybilt
    • For very small people
    • And for very large people
  • 12. Repetitive Strain Injury
    • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) - a 'catch all' phrase
    • Afflicts nerves, muscles, tendons and ligaments
    • Also referred to as Musculo-Skeletal Disorder (MSD), Work Related Upper Limb Disorder (WRULD)
  • 13. The impact of MSDs on the workforce
    • Labour Force Survey + HSE collate stats on MSDs
    • In 2009/10, over 500k suffered from a MSD that was caused or made worse by their current or past work
    • An estimated 9 million working days were lost through MSDs.
    • Confirms that musculoskeletal disorders are the most common type of work-related illness
  • 14. Lost work days Source - Labour Force Survey / HSE
  • 15. Does it matter?
    • RSI is a serious problem
    • Organisations beginning to address the issue
    • High cost to UK economy
    • MSD cost to society £7 billion a year (“Fit for work?” Work Foundation)
  • 16. Keyboards
  • 17. Ulnar Deviation
  • 18. Wrist Pronation
  • 19. Wrist Pronation
  • 20. Mice – How much do we use?
    • 1) How many metres does the mouse travel a day?
    • 2) How many mouse clicks a day?
  • 21. Hands . . . Remarkable complexity
    • Powerful grasping
    • Finely controlled movements
    • Highly sophisticated structure
  • 22. Hands . . .
  • 23. Hands . . .
  • 24. . . . Elbows . . .
  • 25. . . . Elbows . . .
  • 26. . . . and a shoulder to cry on
  • 27. . . . and a shoulder to cry on
  • 28. . . . and a shoulder to cry on
  • 29. . . . and a shoulder to cry on
  • 30. Workstations and Accessories
  • 31. Computing on the move
  • 32. RSIGuard
    • Is it better to prevent work related illness?
    • Does your DSE system prevent illness or used as a reactive measure?
    • Or just stick with the remedial approach?
    • Is there a choice?
    • RSIGuard: Decreasing Discomfort and
    • Increasing Productivity
  • 33. RSIGuard – the pain
    • Study showed:
    • 5% employees lost over 4 hours of productive time/week (avg.) due to musculoskeletal and/or back discomfort
    • RSIGuard software: Decreased the number of employees with constant or frequent discomfort by at least 32%.
    • Journal of the American Medical Association, “Lost Productive Time and Cost Due to Common Pain Conditions in the US Workforce”;
    Research Shows: “ The dominant cause of lost productive time is reduced performance due to pain,” not absenteeism. (1)  
  • 34. RSIGuard - objective
    • Decrease risk of injury and reduce absenteeism by:
      • Reduce lost work days
      • Comply with internal and external mandates
      • Prevent discomfort-related drops in productivity
    • RSIGuard helps you achieve this goal by:
      • Decreasing risks by changing behavior and work patterns
      • Fundamentally reducing exposure to strain
      • Providing actionable insight into the causes of strain
      • Being easy to implement, use, and maintain
  • 35. Change Behaviour and Work Patterns
    • Intelligent break software teaches users to take regular breaks from the computer
      • Based on accumulated strain
      • Exercises and stretches presented to the user
  • 36. Reduce Exposure to Strain
    • AutoClick: Dramatically reduce mouse-related strain by using a software-based “click”
  • 37. Reports
    • Individual-focused Reports
    • Record of a user’s patterns
    • Insight into risk factors
    • Targeted to ergonomic evaluators & medical professionals
  • 38. RSIGuard - in use
    • “ RSIGuard has encouraged our 2,000 employees to practice behaviours that follow sound ergonomic principles. There has been substantial take-up and it is proving popular overall .”
    • Mr David Cowell, Thomson Reuters
  • 39. RSI Guard Summary
    • RSIGuard
    • Helps focus your efforts
    • Reduces lower injuries + absenteeism
    • Helps employees stay healthy and productive
  • 40. Ergonomic Technology Review
    • Keytools
    • Keyboards
    • Mice
    • The workstation
    • On the move
    • Prevention
  • 41. After the Break -
    • Assistive Technology Special Needs
  • 42. KEYTOOLS – the mission
    • “ For 21 years it has been our mission to ensure that everyone in the UK and Europe, whatever their ability, uses a computer safely and effectively.”
    • Tim Roberts,
    • Managing Director, Keytools
  • 43. Assistive Technology - Keyboards
    • Simplified
    • Adaptive
    • Programmable
    • High Visibility
    • Virtual
  • 44. Visual Impairments - Keyboards Which colour combination is most visible?
  • 45. Assistive Technology - Mice
    • Trackballs and Joysticks
    • Switches
    • Touch pads
    • Head and Mouth control
  • 46. Other Access Equipment
    • Magnifiers
    • Video Cameras
    • Reading Pens
    • Scanners
  • 47. Software Solutions
    • Voice Recognition
    • Language & Dyslexia support
    • Vision Impairment support
    • Alternative formats
  • 48. Case Study David - Health & Safety Auditor
    • Role
    • Client sites in London area
    • Produces reports at home
    • Checking safety documents
    • Ability following stroke
    • Unable to read
    • No right side vision
    • Fully mobile + good speech
  • 49. Our Goals, Your Learning Outcomes
    • Improved your understanding of products
    • Identify solutions more easily and effectively
    • Understand what Keytools offers you as a support partner
    • Obtain resources for future use
  • 50. Before you go...
    • Certificates
    • Feedback forms
    • Account Manager
    • Website – www.keytools.co.uk