Disabilities that we address on this site, including the inability to sit, the inability to bend, and the need to keyboard in bed

Automobile safety for the horizontal passenger

Computer setups for the horizontal:

The Adjustment
Remapping Keybd
The Keyboards
Stilt Keyboards
Leg & Back Rests
Building Arm Slings
Tch Typist Armrest H&P Typist Armrest
Building Stilt Keybd
Building Kbd Holder
Build Laptop Holder
Build Laptop Cover
Build Paper Holder
File Holder
Word Macros
Make Back Support
Pillow Modification
Computing on Back
Recliner Chairs
Building Foam Desk
Build a Book Holder
Recliner with Desk

Computer setups for the back-lying

Computer setups for the reclining

Sleeping and reading
accessories for the

Reading and writing
stand for the standing

Music keyboard raiser

Food holder

Tray holder and standing assistance acces- sory

Raised work trays for kitchen or workroom

Raised workbench for garage

Raised massage table

Raised sinks, faucets, and towel racks

Mattresses for TV watching and eating

Using a reacher device for dressing, picking things up, and grabbing things that are too high or low to reach without bending or straining

Toilet seat riser

Living Room Floor-Level Back-Lying Remote Holder

Living Room Back-Lying Remote Holder

Two High-Leverage Shower Knobs

Raised Shower Head

Remodeled Counter and Sink Faucet and Faucet Knobs in Bathroom and Kitchen

Left-Click Microswitch and Switch-Adapted Mouse

Xkeys for Easier Drag and Copy and Paste Functions

Bathtub Saddle Remodel for Safety

Do-It-Yourself Accessibility Wrench for Pool Filters and Valves

Accessibility Pool Steps with Reduced Riser Height

Hot Tub with Safety Rail and Safety Pole

If you want an armrest rather than a sling, even though my tests show that the sling is the least stressful device of all if used right, sew together a couple of small, firm pillows and sew a cloth-covered foam wedge under this to tilt your forearm down from your side to the keyboard. Your elbow rests on your side or at least the front of your side. One of the firm pillows overlaps the elbow of the arm of the side you're lying on. This helps to keep your wrist from attempting to roll sideways. You should just be able to see the space bar and keys as you type—the top pillow blocks your view of anything closer to you than the space bar.

If you don't mind doing everything with one hand, you can type with either a
LittleFingers keyboard or a normal keyboard and let it go at that. But my experiments tell me that you'll be faster and happier with the following: a LittleFingers keyboard and a Comfort Keyboard. You'll need only the numeric keypad section, but this will need remapping. Happily, as far as I can tell, no other keyboard on the planet remaps more effectively than a Comfort Keyboard, because it has the remapping abilities programmed right in.

You'll need to make this Comfort Keyboard section into a stilt, as you'll use it upside down. There's no need to be put off by this—you'll get to consult a remapped keyboard chart in front of you anytime you wish, and after a few weeks you won't need it. Ironically, even though you're used to hunt-and-peck operations, you'll need to learn touch typing on the stilt, but not on the LittleFingers keyboard.

Hunt-and-Peck Typist's Pillow Armrests and Keyboards
pillow armrest with keyboards and stilt
armrest for hunt-and-peck typists