Re: Tips for speed reading /listening with screen readers
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My eloquence is usually between 82/85% with Jaws. Eloquence with NVDA for whatever reason feels somehow different. On some of the NVDA voices, I max out and it still doesn’t’ feel as fast as JFW eloquence.
Ultimately depends on the ear I suppose. Again though, no way I’d ever be able to get anywhere this fast with Braille.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Travis Siegel
Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2018 2:07 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Tips for speed reading /listening with screen readers
Generally, I find on most synthesizers, running at 100 percent is difficult, because the speech rate causes it to break up, and that makes it difficult if not impossible to understand. I have to run Ivan 3 at 99 percent for windows, on the Iphone, I can only run at 95 percent (some voices only at 90 percent) because putting it at 100 percent makes the voice sound like it has a sore throat, and doesn't sound good at all. Interestingly enough though, on OSX, I routinely run voices at 100 percent, and occasionally even faster than that (when I can get it to work), and they work just fine, or at least they did last time I used a mac, which has been a couple months, due to issues with the laptop I have, but regardless, I find that in general, maxing out speech rate does nasty things to the voice quality, which makes it difficult to get maximum usage out of the synthesizers. Besides that, I have no idea how you would even guess at how many words per minute a particular speech rate gives you, so I can't verify the speeds folks post, because I have no way to confirm, those speeds.
On 7/14/2018 1:52 PM, The Wolf wrote: