Touch-typing began in the late 19th Century and is the technique taught in typing classes and with touch-typing software. Each finger has a home position in the middle row and each key is assigned to a finger. With practice, keying can be done without having to look at the keyboard.
Touch-typing clearly has benefits for posture – the head, neck and spine can stay upright, relaxed and looking straight ahead.
Unfortunately, touch-typing needs hundreds of hours of practice to achieve high speed and accuracy rates. It is therefore no surprise that millions of computer users today are not skilled in touch typing!
People who are self-taught can often type quickly and accurately. The difference is that self-taught typists need to frequently or almost constantly look at the keyboard. For the body, this means that self-taught typists will have the following issues.
Postures used by self-taught typists are nothing like the recommended workstation postures and can contribute to discomfort, pain and even injury.
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The diagrams below show you that you should be sitting upright to get the correct sitting posture for your back.
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