[Molvis-list] Molecular visualisation software and RSI

clare sansom c.sansom at mail.cryst.bbk.ac.uk
Fri Feb 9 11:35:30 EST 2007


I am one of the developers of the Internet based courses at Birkbeck 
College, London, one of which - Principles of Protein Structure - makes 
extensive use of molecular visualisation software (Jmol and to some extent 

We have a student on this course this year who has quite severe repetitive 
strain injury and finds using his hands extremely painful. He uses voice 
recognition software but is having great difficulty getting this to work 
with the visualisation programs we use. They are, as you can guess, an 
integral part of the course.

I would be very interested to know of experiences any of you have had of 
the use of molecular visualisation software - either these packages, or others 
- by people with limited use of their hands - so we can figure out how we 
can help him best. We don't want to lose a bright and motivated student...

Many thanks for your help,

Best wishes

Dr. Clare Sansom
c.sansom at mail.cryst.bbk.ac.uk
Teaching Fellow, Birkbeck College, London, UK
Freelance bioinformatics consultant and science writer

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