Preset Verbosity Schemes
Verbosity settings control how much information is announced by SuperNova and how this information is announced. With SuperNova you can choose the speech verbosity level that suits you. A higher verbosity refers to more information being announced by the screen reader. The four preset verbosity schemes available are:
"Minimum" Verbosity is intended for customers wishing to supplement other access methods such as magnification or Braille. Minimum Verbosity generally announces only text appearing on screen including: the text of documents and Control labels. This scheme is useful for those requiring some speech output for proofing punctuation and grammar etc. The Minimum scheme is not intended for complete functional use of applications with speech alone as Minimum does not announce the state or types of the different Windows controls. Minimum Speech verbosity may be useful for people new to listening to synthetic speech. Announcements which are less verbose may provide clarity for those people who are making a transition from using another access method such as magnification. Minimum Verbosity in Supernova Access Suite and SuperNova Screen Reader is very similar to the speech output of SuperNova Reader Magnifier.
The "Low" scheme is intended for confident, experienced Speech users. As well as reporting text, the Low scheme announces the type of the control, such as button or list box. The Low Speech verbosity scheme reports common states, such as the checked state of checkboxes and radio buttons, the positions of track bars and progress bars and whether controls are disabled. Low indicates cell coordinates in tables and spreadsheets.
"Medium" verbosity is suitable for many screen reader users. In addition to the text, type and state information announced by the Low verbosity scheme, "Medium" verbosity announces the numeric position of items in List Views and Menus. For example, "1 of 6". The Medium scheme will announce whether the current control has a shortcut key to activate that control, and whether links have previously been visited.
The "High" Speech verbosity scheme builds on the Medium scheme by providing type help information directing users on how to work with specific control types. For example, the first time the user encounters a checkbox in a dialog, the screen reader will announce "use spacebar to toggle".
TIP: To cycle through the Verbosity levels with a hot key, using the Dolphin Default Desktop hot key set, press CAPSLOCK + EQUALS.
TIP: SuperNova Access Suite and SuperNova Screen Reader both provide sophisticated SPEECH and Braille VERBOSITY SETTINGS for over 60 control types. You can edit existing schemes or create your own schme from Speech>Advanced...>Verbosity.
This feature is present in SuperNova: Access Suite and Screen Reader.