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

From: (unknown charset) Karen Lewellen <klewellen@shellworld.net>
Date: Wed, 10 May 2017 11:28:41 -0400 (EDT)
To: (unknown charset) "Wright, Isaiah" <Isaiah.Wright@ally.com>
cc: (unknown charset) Chaals is Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1705101124230.17500@server2.shellworld.net>
Good morning,
I understand from a jaws user that  in the settings there is information 
both   in percentage and words per minute.
I am curious though what you hope your associates will learn from this 
information?
It is an established scientific fact, consult the book 20/20 is not enough 
for example, that  the brain can process faster from listening than from 
visual reading because there are fewer perception filters to  overcome.
additionally, I am told the jaws information is for its own internal 
synthesizer.  It is unclear how those numbers shift if using a different 
synthesizer source.
Karen


On Wed, 10 May 2017, Wright, Isaiah wrote:

> Hi Charles,
>
> Thank you for replying. I will be presenting an accessibility presentation at my company next week and I’d like to show audio/video examples of screen readers being used at different rates. Preferably, examples of low, medium, and high rates.
>
> Currently I’m making my own screen recordings using NVDA but I’m having troubles gauging rates and what falls into low, medium, or high categories, especially since there isn’t a rate percentage to WPM conversion chart.
>
> 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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> From: Chaals is Charles McCathie Nevile [mailto:chaals@yandex-team.ru]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 5:11 AM
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Screen Readers | Rate = Words Per Minute
>
>
> 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<mailto:isaiah.wright@ally.com>
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