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Re: [napub] Reading speed

Subject: Re: [napub] Reading speed
From: "Rose Combs"
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2007 09:10:55 -0700
I read with the left hand only, index finger leading, have no trouble
tracking and read rapidly, don't know at what speed, but I can get through a
lot of material in a hurry when I want or need to.  I started reading
left-handed in first grade in arithmetic class, in public school, in order
to stay competitive, I used the right hand to operate a cube slate while
reading with the left, then suddenly, I discovered I could do more than one
thing at a time by reading one-handed and having my dominant hand for other
activities, once I started figuring out that, they could never change me, I
got in trouble my first weeks in the state school, until the principal
finally said I was proficient and fast and to leave me alone since I was a
competent student.  I would walk around campus with a book resting on my
right arm while reading with the left, especially if I was near the end and
wanted to know how it would end.  I still read left-handed, am able to cover
a lot, and have only had a problem when I broke my left collarbone, when I
had to resort to moving the book with my right hand if I was trying to read
very much material in braille.  I can read my watch right-handed, page
numbers, and a little bit more, but I can't read well right-handed.  


Rose Combs
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-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf
Of Mike Freeman
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2007 9:44 PM
To: NFBnet National Association to Promote the Use of Braille MailingList
Subject: Re: [napub] Reading speed

I do not use all fingers of both hands. However, I *do* read with the index
finger of both hands; the left hand is tracking and reading the first half
of the "next line" as the index finger of the right hand is completing the
"current line".


  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Cheryl Wade
  To: NFBnet National Association to Promote the Use of Braille Mailing List
  Sent: Monday, November 05, 2007 8:57 AM
  Subject: Re: [napub] Reading speed

  I'm enjoying this discussion of Braille
  reading speed. Do any of you read with all your fingers at once, or
  with both hands at the same time? I've always been a one-fingered
  Braille reader,  although I follow the line with the pointer of my
  other hand. I wish I'd learned early in life to use all my fingers.
  I'm still fairly fast, but don't know if I read as fast as I speak.

  Cheryl Wade
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