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(unknown charset) RE: Screen Readers | Rate = Words Per Minute

From: (unknown charset) Karen Lewellen <klewellen@shellworld.net>
Date: Tue, 9 May 2017 19:50:57 -0400 (EDT)
To: (unknown charset) "Sean Murphy (seanmmur)" <seanmmur@cisco.com>
cc: (unknown charset) "Wright, Isaiah" <Isaiah.Wright@ally.com>, WAI Interest Group List list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1705091945060.1960@server2.shellworld.net>
Just as a contrast to the information below.
I use a  xerox reading edge as the synthesizer for all the screen readers 
on my  computer.
Because the unit is hardware also providing stand alone book reading, it 
has a control on its side that sets things as words per minute.  For 
example i am writing and reading e-mails  at 350 right now.
While I may be wrong I believe the words per minute may best  flow when the 
synthesizer providing the voice is  hardware not software.
I cannot speak for windows, I do not and have never used it.
Just sharing,

On Tue, 9 May 2017, Sean Murphy (seanmmur) wrote:

> All screen readers that I have used either use a percentage or a ranking from 1 to x. I have not seen any that gives you a word per minute.
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> From: Wright, Isaiah [mailto:Isaiah.Wright@ally.com]
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> Subject: Screen Readers | Rate = Words Per Minute
> I’m looking for examples of screen readers being used at different rates.
> I’ve read that experienced users often like to speed up the reading rate to 300 words per minute or more and that when many people hear a screen reader for the first time, at the normal rate of about 180 words per minute, they complain that it reads too quickly.
> I have access to NVDA but the rate is by percentage instead of words per minute. Is there a chart out there that translates rate percentage into words per minute?
> Cheers,
> Isaiah M. Wright
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