Online advice service can help RSI sufferers

ITcharity AbilityNet has launched a free online service to combat repetitive strain-related injuries, which it claims account for...

ITcharity AbilityNet has launched a free online service to combat repetitive strain-related injuries, which it claims account for 5.4 million lost working days and costs industry £3bn a year.

AbilityNet, which uses IT to help people with disabilities, says RSI-related symptoms can often be prevented by adjusting an end- user's PC set-up.

"There is a huge opportunity forincreasingproductivity which is being missed," said Shuna Kennedy, AbilityNet's chief executive officer.

The My Computer My Way service aims to educate human resources departments, IT departments and users about how they can best customise their computer to suit their needs. It is chiefly aimed at Windows users and is supported by Microsoft.

Kennedy said all too often IT departments use standardised settings for users and ignore their individual needs.

www.abilitynet.org.uk/myway

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