WAYS OF PROPER TYPING

Emily Johnson

What is keyboarding?

  • The ability to enter text by using the correct fingers without looking (aka-touch typing).

  • Having adequate keyboarding skills will enable you to use the computer more effectively and be more productive.

  • We will continue to practice and develop your skills as well as, improve your speed and accuracy.

Technique

  • Maintain good posture.

  • Keep your body centered with the G/H keys.

  • Keep your wrists lows but not touching the keyboard or table.

  • Use correct fingering based on the home row keys keeping fingers curved and upright.

  • Key at a steady pace.

  • Keep your copy at your side.

  • Keep your eyes on your copy.

  • Stay on task and have a positive attitude toward improving your technique.


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is CTS?

  • It is the entrapment of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel. CTS occurs due to the swelling of the median nerve or the tendons or the wrists.


What causes CTS?

  • It occurs from using the computer too much.

DeQuervain's Disease

  • DeQuervain’s Disease is an overuse injury of the thumb extensor tendons. It often occurs from repeatedly hitting the spacebar.