keyboards/RSI/switching costs (was Looking for a secondhand Datahand Pro II)

Philip Potter philip.g.potter at
Thu Oct 22 11:53:56 BST 2009

2009/10/22 David Cantrell <david at>:
> On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 12:21:05PM -0400, jesse wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 04:50:19PM +0100, Smylers wrote:
>> > A friend with RSI has a keyboard he can use fine, but needs to avoid
>> > mousing.  Unfortunately[*1] whoever wrote the bespoke software used by
>> > his branch of the civil service didn't bother with keyboard access for
>> > many features.
>> In the US, that's ~illegal[1]. The UK doesn't have a similar law?
> Since when did something being illegal stop it from happening,
> especially in government?

Since people were unwilling to stand up for what they lawfully deserve
-- either through apathy or because the costs in time and money to
enforce one's rights are prohibitive.


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