Alternative keyboards can be used by individuals with various impairments but are especially beneficial to individuals who experience pain and fatigue due to repetitive keyboard use. Because alternative keyboards come in many sizes and shapes, individuals with different body sizes and hand shapes, who are limited in fine motor manipulation, may benefit from using them. Alternative keyboards, sometimes called ergonomic keyboards or adjustable keyboards, may be fixed split keyboards, adjustable split, or contoured. Many increase typing comfort, and several can be positioned to accommodate individual preferences, including negative and positive tilt adjustments.
Anti-fatigue matting provides a buffer between the floor surface and an individual's body. These mats are available in a variety of sizes and often can be custom made. These mats are designed to relieve fatigue for individuals who have to stand for prolonged periods.
Screen Magnification Software can be installed on a PC to magnify both the text and graphics on the computer screen. Features may include: Magnification from two up to 32 times normal size; reverse color contrast; cursor enhancement; auto tracking; option for screen reading capabilities; and automatic scanning of text documents.
For some individuals, it may be helpful to use a plain wall calendar to keep track of meetings and due dates. This may be particularly helpful to individuals who are not as comfortable using electronic devices. Similarly, a personal planner can be used for keeping track of deadlines and other important information.