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.

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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.
  • Computer Access Workshop 23/11/11

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

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