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

Under the Tools menu in Microsoft Word is AutoCorrect. Give yourself a break and enable it, and also type in every contraction you can think of without the apostrophe and set it up so the program changes them to the right spelling (with apostrophes) when you leave out the apostrophes. Don't do it's or we're, but you might want to do can't or won't unless you plan to need cant or wont. Also type in tthat to change to that or whatever else you might get wrong often. All this will save you time and help make up for the fact that your typing is slower because you're on a bed.

The other way to give yourself a break is with macros. Go to the various Help topics on the subject; print out how-to-create-macro info. You can easily learn how to enter them, save them, and use them to save you time. Use them for longer words or phrases you type a lot. Your company name, e-mail address, your name, the organizations and subjects you type about most (e.g., Boy Scouts of America, ancient Egyptian archeology)—all these can be two or three keystrokes.

In some cases creating a macro may replace a Word function—make sure you won't need it. But there are plenty of unused combinations.

Let's say you set up Alt r as a macro for the word responsibility. You can even add a space at the end. When you use the macro, you just hold down Alt while pressing the r key. (Alternatively, you can use rp alone as an AutoCorrect word that corrects to responsibility if macros scare you.) In choosing macro commands, you can use: Alt with all letters or numbers, various unused function keys which can also have Shift or Alt or Ctrl before them, and Ctrl or Alt Ctrl with [ ] ; , . / ' = \. I have close to 100 words in my macro list, and the bold-printed list is mounted on the unused keyboard part of the laptop.
Word Macros with Macros Chart, and Don't Forget AutoCorrect