Re: Braille, how many use it?


I agree with speech, 120-140 is what I concidder reasonable for me.

At school I could listen at 200-300wpm, but I had to it wasn't comfortable and I know others that can listen much faster.

For me though I don't need speed being a contract tech in fact the slower the better.

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The Lbraille maybe? Much of my problem with displays is that I find them a bit too gentle for my older fingers to feel and as many do not have line lengths representative of a real print document it can be an ask to actually understand the formatting. I use speech but I cannot listen at the rate some do it at. I do wish when you get a demo on a podcast that they would slow the speech down so we do not feel like its the end of one of those radio commercials with terms and conditions garbled at huge speeds!
I also note this thread has taken of, but all I was really tiring to do was to find out whether the work going on reflected the general need out there or in fact reflected the need of the few with loud voices., and I don't mean to make people annoyed by this comment. To me getting some other software like Libra Office would be a better use of developer time than Braille, but as I say, everyone will have an angle on priorities I guess.
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Subject: Re: [nvda] Braille, how many use it?

I used to have a braille disply during my studies and that was really nice
because I had to work with LateX for mathematical content. But also because
sometimes I just wanted to lean back and lern for exams without seating in
front of a machine. But now for my work I am much faster with a screen
reader and in fact I have discovered that I can learn much more in a short
time than I could with a braille display. It is because I use the speech
rate at a quite high level. But I would really be interested in a good
developed multi line braille disply, say like 16 lines or so. That could
display much more braile at once and could show up document structures or
even grafics. So I follow the developments in this sector hoping that there
will be a realistic solution for that anytime.

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Tis is just a question. I see a lot of work going on on the development
front to make these displays and the entering of the code more intuitive and
I just wondered how many folk here can afford to use a Braille display on
their machines? Since the promised Orbit seems to be having issues getting
out  of the factory, most of the other choices out there need a second
mortgage to buy them!

Just musing that was all.
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