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5.12: Speed and Tone

Located at the center bottom of the Now Reading screen is the Speed/Tone button. The Speed/Tone button changes the function of the Speed/Tone Increase and Decrease buttons, which allow you to adjust those values.

The Speed/Tone Increase button directly follows the Fast Forward button. The Speed/Tone Decrease button is after the Speed/Tone button.

When you want to change the speed or the tone, select the Speed/Tone Button. TalkBack users will hear either “tone” or “speed” when selected. The Increase and Decrease buttons will interchange according to the Speed/Tone function selected.

Select the Speed button to change BARD Mobile reading speed. Activate the Increase or Decrease button to change the speed between 50 and 300 percent, in increments of 25 percent.

By default, BARD Mobile reading speed is at 100 percent. This is confirmed through a low-pitched beep BARD Mobile produces when set at that value, which is different from the higher-pitched beep made when selecting other values. In addition, TalkBack users will hear “speed is set to normal” when speed is set at 100 percent.

If TalkBack is enabled while a book is being read, TalkBack will not announce the percentage of the speed as it is being increased or decreased. However, you can select the Speed/Tone button and TalkBack will announce the value of the percentage set.

Select the Tone button to change the amount of bass or treble in the narrator’s voice, and then activate the Increase or Decrease button to adjust the tone between values of negative 10 and positive 10.

By default, the tone value is set to zero. When set at this value, TalkBack users will hear “tone is normal” and a low-pitched beep, which is different from the higher-pitched beep made when another value is selected.

If TalkBack is enabled while a book is being read, TalkBack will not announce the value of the tone as it is being increased or decreased. However, you can select the Speed/Tone button and TalkBack will announce the value of the tone set.

Changing the speed or tone setting on the Now Reading screen will only affect the book you are currently reading.


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