Continuous reading in Emacspeak and Cursor Movement

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Fri Oct 2 13:51:22 UTC 2020

Unfortunately, due to the good Doctor Raman's views on
Emacspeak's obstinance from being anything close to a "screen reader,"
there is no such feature. You're supposed to use Emacs like a sighted
person, mainly just using C-v and M-v to scroll, stuff like that. But then,
he did add C-e n, that command is there, so who knows. I just use C-v to
scroll, and C-s and just search for where I left off at.
Devin Prater
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On Fri, Oct 2, 2020 at 2:28 AM Linux for blind general discussion <
blinux-list at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am used to continuous reading in Orca whereby the cursor moves along
> with the speech. In Emacspeak, however, I don't seem to get this
> feature. So my question is: is there any way one can do continuous
> reading while cursor is moving? I would prefer to have a cursor
> positioned at the place where I call the pause or stop functions.
> By the way, I use C-E n (Control +E and n) for continuous reading. The
> frustrating thing is that even after reading a big chunk of a document,
> once Emacs receives notification, I have to try to find the spot where I
> think the last word spoken was. I think it may not be the optimal
> situation for reading or reviewing documents.
> If anyone is using Emacs, please can you share how you deal with reading
> documents? I am open to any ideas for this situation even if it means
> using any other screen reader  other than Emacspeak.
> Thanks in advance,
> --
> Ishe
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