Other tools

Document holders

  • Document holders should hold documents at the same height and distance as the monitor.
  • Angle the holder so the copy is straight toward the eyes.
  • If work involves looking at more paper than at the monitor, put the document holder directly in front instead of the monitor.
  • Use a line guide to help enter tabulated data.

Wrist rests

  • Thickness should be about the same as the front edge of the keyboard.
  • Type with "floating" wrists.  Use the wrist rest to support hands during pauses.
  • Rest palms on wrist rest not wrists.  Resting wrists on the device can cause pressure on the carpal tunnel nerve and tendons.

Wrist rest


Cradling the phone between the ear and shoulder causes awkward neck posture. Use a headset or speakerphone instead.

Awkward neck postureHeadset