Moderated Re: Managing the cognitive load of listening

Lori Lynn

I agree, I don't do most of that and I've been a JAWS user since the early 90s. I use to add a lot of words to the dictionary. I had a job that used a large amount of abbreviations that drove me nuts. Now that I'm retired and do what I want on my computer I no longer have the need.

Lori Lynn

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2022 5:05 PM
Subject: Re: Managing the cognitive load of listening

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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