Tuesday, October 20, 2009

ASD History

ASD History

a synopsis of the history of the first deaf school in America.

rss feeds - Yahoo! Search Results

rss feeds - Yahoo! Search Results: "en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_(protocol)"

Information on RSS feed.

whyville - Google Search

whyville - Google Search: "www.whyville.net/"

This is a fun website for middleschool children.

Saturday, October 17, 2009


There are so many problems that are associated with my work stations, in the various places that I use the computer or laptop vis-à-vis to ‘Egronomics.’ Therefore, let me began by saying that I did not know the usefulness of Egronomics until I did this assignment. I now realize that the chairs I am using at work and home are not effective to ensure good body posture, as they are (1) non-adjustable, (2) They are not the height of the table and (3) has no proper back support. This has caused by wrist to hurt when I am typing for very long because I am not at the level of the table. However, I have found that by keeping my hands off the key board while typing has alleviated that problem.
There is no accommodation for either myself or the students to tilt the keyboard slightly down, so most time I find my hand resting on the table. The reading has made me realize that I can develop Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (which I hear hurts very much) because of the position of my hands. This has made me concern for myself but more for my students. I have realized that neck hurts because of the bad habit of holding the phone between my shoulder and ear while typing (which I will definitely stop), as well as, I do not use a document holder (which will invest in). My computer or laptop screen in always central and the mouse is placed on either side, as I can use both hands comfortably, so at least I got those parts right. I did not realize I was doing so many things wrong when using the computer.
I did not know that by looking away every ten minutes on an object in the distance to adjust my perception is important. This would explain the reason at times my eyes feel so strain after using the computer for awhile without stopping. There are times when I would be determined to complete a task and do not look away from the computer for up to an hour, but after that I fell such a strain on my eyes I have to close them for a few minutes. I have now seen the usefulness of the document holder because with the document being at eye level it creates less strain on my eyes and neck. I have to do a whole make over of my work station at work. At the university, there are some of the furniture mentioned that helps with ‘Egronomics’, such as the adjustable chair, but that is about it. Hence, the university I attend is not accommodating or supporting good body posture because they are not applying the principle of ‘Egronomics.’ One thing I realize there is no talk about laptops and I only use a laptop at home. However, I see the importance of Egronomics that feel the need to set up a proper workstation.
This chair (numerous others) can be found at ‘Office Furniture Place’, which can be seen on my Blog. Therefore, for my future workstation both at home and work, I would buy the following chair because it is mesh (which I like), has supporting handles, is adjustable and uses the word Egronomics. The table I would use is because of the width and length, in that I will have enough space for the equipment that I will using and the crucial document holder. It will allow me to add an adjustable keyboard holder that can be tilted.
I would use the following place ‘Office Furniture Place’ to acquire my furniture because they have a variety, as well as, offer services such as furniture consultant, furniture tips and items are design for specific areas.

Mesh chairs, office chairs, Executive chairs. Guest chiars, couches, used chairs, modern chairs, Eurgohuman, Eurotech, aeron / NY, NJ, CT, Long island, queens, Westchester, brooklyn, New York City

Mesh chairs, office chairs, Executive chairs. Guest chiars, couches, used chairs, modern chairs, Eurgohuman, Eurotech, aeron / NY, NJ, CT, Long island, queens, Westchester, brooklyn, New York City: "Dollars"

This is a website that I thought I waould add because it has a number of furniture that would aid in the Ergonomics of any work station in otrder to improve posture, as well as, allowing for effective and efficient work.

My choice of chair and table that I would use in my work space


I chose this chair and table out of the many choices because they seem to address the issue of Egronomics, as well as, the chair uses the word Ergonomics, as part of its name. Hence, allowing me to think that it was definately design to aid people in mainianing proper posture while working. It indicates that the desingers hopefully are knowledgeable about the importance of body posture and that is the reason it was desgin to help people like myself who has very poor working station conditions.

I have learned that Ergonomics is very important to allevate pain and hurt from body parts that are constantly use when using the computer or laptop. I have learned the imperativeness of preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome through the use of Ergonomics. I did not take notice of all the things I was doing wrong or the numerous problems at the stations where I and the students work. These were all taken for granted, but now they will address in the future because I would like to have a good posture and prevent feeling pain as long as possible. There is a saying in Jamaica that says, 'Prevetnion is better than cure.' Hence, I would rather prefer to prevent damage cause to my body while using the computer by practing Egronomics, than dealing with the effects of bad posture or getting Carpal Tunnlr Syndrome (which I don't think there is a cure.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Live Ink | Easy, comfortable, enjoyable reading.

Live Ink | Easy, comfortable, enjoyable reading.: "Who Should Use Live Ink® Technology and Why."

This is not a picture but a page from a website called 'Live Ink", which talks about different techologies that can be used by people with disabilities to make they way of life more comfortable, like reading a book. I used and chose Clipmark bookmark to do this because it allowed me with the option to sent the information straight to my blog (honestly without worrying how to get it done otherwise). I alos like the fact that I have the option of how much information I want to hightlight or save to my folder without saving the entire page if I do not want to do so.

However, after my bad experience with clipmark. I will definately be looking into another bookmark to use for save my favorite page(s) and/or information from websites. I will not be discouraged.

Friday, October 9, 2009

This is me in TC Educator Island dancing with to the band. I found the black ball that allowed me to dance. I dod moves that I couldn't do in real life even though I can't dance. I really liked this part because I love top dance even though I cannot do it real life. The one in the air is actually me dancing while flying, only in a virtaul world that could happen. I like the fact that skies the limit in these world, anything is possible. The first two is me dancing at the edge of the water to the band. However, like a not being a good dancer, I am not a good photographer but I was dancing up a storm.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

This me sitting on one of my four garbage I got carried away and realize that it was easy to make so I started experimenting with different shapes and actually other materials (glass,plastic, etc.) but as you can see only wood can out the square and cylinder was suppose to be wood, the semi-circluar dome shape was suppose to be glass and the ball was suppose to be plastic. I was proud of my creation; hence the picture of me sitting on one and looking down at the others.

This is a picture of my character on whyville. I like this website even though it is for children. The reason is that I am able to learn new things but most importantlt earn clams (money) each time I log on. I like the games but they can be difficult when playing alone and confusing when more than one person is playing.

The turn off was when I wanted to buy perals and realized that I would be using real money, but apart from that the overall experience is good when I have the time I go on it trying to win games, since I am a competitive person and up to his point has not won a game.

This was be a good website for dead and hard of hearing students to reinforce science information like the Food Chain, Recycling, as well as, shopping and packing away groceries. Many people take it for granted that deaf students would know where products and produces are to be stored.