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Chapter 3. You and your computer
This chapter provides information about accessibility and comfort.
Accessibility and comfort
Good ergonomic practice is important to get the most from your personal computer and to avoid discomfort.
Arrange your workplace and the equipment you use to suit your individual needs and the kind of work
that you perform. In addition, use healthy work habits to maximize your performance and comfort while
using your computer.
The following topics provide information about arranging your work area, setting up your computer
equipment, and establishing healthy work habits.
Lenovo is committed to providing the latest information and technology to our customers with disabilities.
Refer to our accessibility information which outlines our efforts in this area.
Working in the virtual office might mean adapting to frequent changes in your environment. Following some
simple rules will make things easier and bring you the maximum benefits of your computer. Keeping in mind
such basics as good lighting and proper seating, for example, can help you improve your performance
and achieve greater comfort.
This example shows someone in a conventional setting. Even when not in such a setting, you can follow
many of these tips. Develop good habits, and they will serve you well.
General posture: Make minor modifications in your working posture to deter the onset of discomfort
caused by long periods of working in the same position. Frequent, short breaks from your work also help
to prevent minor discomfort associated with your working posture.
Display: Position the display to maintain a comfortable viewing distance of 510-760 mm (20-30 inch). Avoid
glare or reflections on the display from overhead lighting or outside sources of light. Keep the display screen
clean and set the brightness to levels that enable you to see the screen clearly. Press the corresponding
hotkeys on the keyboard to adjust display brightness.
Head position: Keep your head and neck in a comfortable and neutral (vertical, or upright) position.
Chair: Use a chair that gives you good back support and seat height adjustment. Use chair adjustments to
best suit your desired posture.
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