Moderated Re: Managing the cognitive load of listening

Gene Warner

Everyone is different.

I have been using JAWS for nine years and other than adding maybe three dozen words that Eloquence mispronounces to the default dictionary and adjusting how Eloquence speaks as I get used to it, and adjusting a few other settings in JAWS, I haven't felt the need to do most of those things you mention.


On 9/17/2022 2:51 PM, Mark wrote:
What are some of the ways people manage the cognitive load that comes from listening to JAWS? Any advice from the pros or long-time users? Here are a few that come to mind:
Change verbosity levels, obviously
Assign different voices to different speech contexts
Use the dictionary to simplify frequent phrases what JAWS is saying
Customize speech and sound schemes
Switch between speech and sound schemes
Replacing words or phrases with soft, low sounds, if possible.
Turn of tutor messages
Audio ducking
Split JAWS and system sounds between left and right ears
Control key

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