First of all, I have used computers when I completed my two doctorates (one in law (1983) and one as a nurse research scientist, 1998). So I thought I was comfortable at least in responding to a sleep survey. Boy was I wrong.
Some background: I was diagnosed with narcolepsy - cataplexy w/ sleep paralysis, hypnagogic hallucinations, automatic behavior, sleep attacks, disturbed night-time sleep, not controlled with medication about 12 years ago.
I am unable to tolerate any medication without side effects. The provigil I take causes nausea, makes my muscles tense, makes me sweat a lot, and causes my teeth to clench. But that's mild compared to the adverse effects for the cataplexy medications (shortness of breath, double vision, depressive thoughts, increased automatic behaviors).
I am going to see a neuro psychologist to see if I can still work with accommodations, and if so, what kind of accommodations. My doctor thinks I should accept my limitations and apply for total disability.
A few thoughts on the website: I was overwhelmed by all the stuff on the webpage. I wasn't sure where to look first, distracted as I was with the amount of detail, so that I couldn't find the survey. It would help if the background color wasn't gray or if instructions could be posted on how to turn te background color to white. I also looked for the rules of etiquette for a novice user so that I would know how to navigate the webpage, understand what the icons meant. I wasn't sure when I read something if I should post a new topic, a reply, or what. I don't know what guided mode means or normal mode. What does it mean to close all tags? Now that I've written this note, do I just press return on my computer to send it? Should I press my assistant button or help button to find out?