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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common work related injury.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a nerve disorder in the hand that results in pain, weakness, and loss of feeling, especially in the thumb and first three fingers. It is often caused by repetitive motion such as typing on a keyboard, and can be exacerbated by poor ergonomic conditions. Students with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome may require temporary or long-term accommodations. For example, students may not be able to write for variable time periods due to pain or weakness. They may need accommodations such as a notetaker, test scribe, or extended time on written assignments. Speech input and other adaptive computer technology can also allow for hands-free computing.