I’ve been looking around, trying to find advice to make it a bit easier and a bit less painful to use the computer.
All the standard advice seems to assume that the standard human being (a) has good coordination (b) has both hands © can easily use each hand (d) can easily use both hands together (e) can use both hands without looking at what they are doing (f) this is getting absurd. For example, some of the standard advice assumes that everyone should always use both hands whenever we need to simultaneously press two different keys. Now for me, that standard advice would mean I would have to carefully position both hands and have to carefully press with both hands at the same time. For another example, all of the standard advice assumes that we should have the keyboard in one place while looking at the monitor in another place, in order to reduce neck strain.
I have both hands, fortunately, and was with difficulty able to use my left hand while my right was badly injured. But I cannot easily use my left. And I cannot easily form certain grips, or use both together, or use either without looking at what I am doing.
So how should the rest of us find non-standard advice for non-standard human beings?
I keep finding the same standard advice, even if I search for clumsiness, or for proprioceptive issues, or even for one hand. If I search for clumsiness, I find the same standard advice, with the warning that rsi can cause clumsiness. If I search for proprioceptive issues, I find the same standard advice, with the warning that rsi can cause proprioceptive issues. If I search for one hand, I get the various warnings about how we should always type with two hands.
So where is there advice about ergonomics for me and for the rest of us?