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As the incidence of RSI increases, and the use of speech recognition expands we anticipate that there will be more and more resources available for those seeking help. In an effort to help our customers keep track of what resources are available for getting additional information we have compiled the following list. If you know of web pages, mailing lists, or other electronic or non electronic resources which you feel should be included in this page please send e-mail to

Boston area Doctors with experience treating RSI

Dr. Michael Charness, Neurologist, Brigham Medical Group
Dr. Fred Hochberg, Mass. General Hospital
Dr. Clay Miller, Physiatrist, Spaulding Rehabilitation Ctr., Copley, 617-859-9971
Bowdoin Street Health Center, Workers Health Clinic, 200 Bowdoin St., Dorchester, MA 02122, 617-825-9800
Cambridge Hospital Occupational Health Clinic, 1493 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02139, 617-498-1580
Massachusetts General Hospital Occupational Medicine Clinic, Fruit St., Boston MA 02114, 617-726-1721
Massachusetts Respiratory Hospital Occupational Health Clinic, 2001 Washington St., Braintree MA 02184, 617-848-2600
University of Massachusetts Occupational Medicine Clinic, 55 Lake Ave. North, Worcester, MA 01655, 508-856-2810

New England Specific Resources

Assistive Technology Ctrs in NE
Shriver Ctr New England Info on Disabilities exchange
Massachusetts Coalition on New Office Technology and RSI Action, 1 Summer St., Somerville MA 02143, 617-776-2777
City of Cambridge, Commission or Persons with Disabilities, 51 Inman St., Cambridge, MA, 02139, 617-349-4692 TTY 617-492-0235
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, One Ashburton Pl., Boston, MA 02108, 617-727-3990
Massachusetts Office on Disability, One Ashburton Pl., Boston, MA 02108, 617-727-7440
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, One Congress St., Boston, MA 02114, 617-565-3200
Contact Disability Law Center, 11 Beacon St., Suite 925, Boston, MA 02108, 617-723-8455
New England Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center, 145 Newbury St., Portland ME, 04101, 800-949-4232

National Resources

ADA Regional Disability and Business Technical Assistants Center Hotline 800-949-4232
Job Accommodation Network, West Virginia University, PO Box 6080, Morgantown WV 26506-6080, 800-232-9675
ADA Technical Assistance Hotline, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, 2212 6th St., Berkeley, CA 94710, 800-466-4232
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1801 L St. NW, Washington D.C. 20004-1107, 800-669-3362, TDD 800-800-3302
Presidents Commission on the Employment of People with Disabilities, 1331 F St. NW, Suite 300, Washington D.C. 20004-1107, 202-376-6200 (voice), 202-376-6205 (TDD)
Department of Justice, ADA Office, Civil Rights Division, PO Box 66118, Washington D.C. 20035-6118, 202-514-0301, TDD 202-514-0383

Mailing lists of interest

Voice Users - A mailing list for discussion about speech recognition systems and how people use them. To subscribe send an e-mail message to with message body "subscribe your-e-mail-address"

RSI-East - An East Coast based mailing list for discussion of repetitive strain injuries and remedies. To subscribe send an e-mail message to LISTSERV@SJUVM.STJOHNS.EDU with message body "subscribe RSI-East first-name last-name".

Sorehand - A very active location independent mailing list for discussion of repetitive strain injuries. To subscribe send an e-mail message to with message body "subscribe sorehand your-first-name your-last-name" .

a2x-users - A list dedicated to users of the a2x software which is used for controlling the X Windows System interface on a Unix platform, and channeling ASCII text generated remotely, via speech recognition run on a networked PC. To subscribe send an e-mail message to with message body "subscribe your-e-mail-address"

RSI - A bimonthly newsletter for people concerned about carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive strain injury and the like. To receive it, send a message with a blank subject line to with message body "subscribe rsi".

URLs of interest

Dragon Systems creators of the DragonDictate speech recognition system
Voice recognition -This is a link to the page maintained in coordination with the voice users mailing list.
Dan Wallach's Typing injury FAQ - info on alternative input technologies
Caroline Rose's RSI Network News Current and Back Issues
Berkeley Typing injury FAQ
Cumulative Trauma Disorder Newsletter
unofficial U of Nebraska RSI Page
Musician's Injuries page
FindADoc - list of doctors, clinics, general advice on finding providers:
Stretching Web Page
Heath Resource Ctr. Disability Gopher Page
NCSA Mosaic Access Page - info on ability impaired access for this web browser
"You are the Doctor" - a personal account of Dan Seigel's experiences with RSI and some good advice
Speech Recognition Research Page - Page of links to various University Speech Recognition research programs.
Evan Kemp Associates - range of goods & services for the ability impaired
Assistive Technology: Jones Digital Century - Jones Multimedia Encyclopedia entries on assistive technology