[ad]Dear Computer Lady,
What is the best color keyboard to use if I am having a difficult time seeing the letters on the keys?
Right now, I have a black keyboard with grey letters, and I need to turn on a bright light in order to be able to see the letters.
I can totally relate to your situation! My keyboard sits on a drawer that slides under my desktop, and I often type with it only partially exposed. Most of the time, I type by touch only, but when I need to look at the keys for one reason or another it was hard to see.
I finally solved my problem with a Logitech wireless illuminated keyboard. The keys are laser-etched and backlit. No matter what time of day I am typing, I can always see my keys.
A less expensive option might be stickers to go on your keyboard. I have seen yellow keyboard stickers with black letters.
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