JAWS Topic: Adjusting the Speech Rate

Adjusting Speech Rate in JAWS

JAWS gives us a few different ways to increase and decrease the speaking rate. Using JAWS, we increase and decrease the speech rate using keyboard commands. However, users can also adjust the speech rate in settings. From the JAWS Toolbar (use Insert + J to switch to the JAWS Toolbar), go to Options, then Voices, then Voice Adjustment, and finally tab down to Rate.

Adjust Speech Rate with Keyboard Commands

Temporarily Increase Reading Rate Ctrl + Alt + Page Up
Temporarily Decrease Reading Rate Ctrl + Alt + Page Down
Permanently Increase Reading Rate Win + Ctrl + Alt + Page Up
Permanently Decrease Reading Rate Win + Ctrl + Alt +Page Down

Adjust Speech Rate During Say All

JAWS users can temporarily adjust the speech rate easily when using the Say All command.
Say All Insert + Down Arrow
Temporarily Increase Reading Rate Page Up
Temporarily Decrease Reading Rate Page Down

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