Repetitive Strain Injuries

computer manYouTube has a wide range of videos to help you avoid stresses and strains when working on the computer. This cartoon pictured video is about exercising the right wrist and fingers and VideoJug provide an overview of RSI.

Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) may include a number of musculo-skeletal disorders including tenosynovitis, carpal tunnel, tendinitis and sport injuries. When they occur in relation to use of a computer they may also be known as Work Related Upper Limb disorders (WRLD) and tend to affect the use of a mouse and typing skills. AbilityNet offers Top tips for avoiding RSI in the workplace.

SCIPS – Characteristics of Motor/Manual Dexterity Difficulties Impacting on Learning and Teaching with strategies and the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) provides a collection of resources on  how people with disabilities use the web.