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Re: Screen Readers | Rate = Words Per Minute

From: Chaals is Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Wed, 10 May 2017 11:11:27 +0200
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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What do you mean by "examples"?

I know people who use screen readers occasionally, e.g. for testing, at 
rates under 200 wpm, and others who generally use rates between 400 and 600.

Or do you just want to know roughly what x% means in wpm - if so, the 
easiest thing might be to get a stopwatch and a piece of text of a known 
number of words...

If nothing appears, I guess I could publish this information somewhere

cheers

On 09/05/17 16:51, Wright, Isaiah wrote:
>
> 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*
>
> Usability Research  | Integrated Channels & Experience
>
> 440 S. Church St., Charlotte NC 28202
>
> T + 704 444 4694  |  isaiah.wright@ally.com
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