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News On Windows 10 Capatibility!

Read And Write Gold’s latest version 11.5 .05 provides broad compatibility with the Windows 10 operating system. Further information about compatibility can be found at the manufacturer's website with additional technical information about the update to Read&Write V11.5.05.

Read&Write Gold 11 from TEXTHelp

Provides expanded computing access and literacy support for a broad range of activities for individuals with:

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Read&Write Gold uses an easy-to-use floating toolbar -which can be customized to contain the most frequently used and needed tools-provides support utilities to make reading, writing and research more accessible. The software has been designed to address some of the primary issues that people with dyslexia and related literacy challenges face daily.

The customizable easy to use toolbar approach seamlessly integrates with familiar applications including Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook, and Adobe Reader, and most other standard applications-and is supported by Windows 8 - allowing people to access the support tools they need from within mainstream software programs. It can highlight and read text aloud using natural sounding voices and also includes a comprehensive set of support tools for reading, writing, studying, research, and test completion.

Highlights

Top Features

Text to Speech

Text to Speech is one of the most fundamental support features of Read&Write GOLD. Hearing text read aloud in conjunction with dual highlighting helps the reader with comprehension and word recognition. Research has proven that that reading aloud, paired with dual highlighting, boosts reading comprehension and allows writers to listen to their written work. Studies have also found that students' writing skills and attitude towards writing improve when they have their writing read aloud back to them (Central Washington University, Technology for Learning Disabilities Project).

Phonetic Spell Checker

An advanced phonetic spell checker analyzes and corrects students' spelling and returns more suggestions for common spelling errors. In addition to correcting phonetic spelling errors, flexible spelling errors are identified, such as words without vowels (for example, "brkfst").

Word Prediction

Read&Write GOLD's Word Prediction learns the writer's style and predicts the word they are typing and the word they want to use next. Word Prediction enables the user to develop their writing skills by providing the tools to construct sentences with ease. As the user types, a list of suggestions will appear in the Prediction Panel. Indicators beside each word show context accuracy. This means users will be less likely to make a grammatical error thus increasing the quality of their work.

Screenshot of Read and Write Golds word prediction interface

Talking Dictionary

Read&Write GOLD provides talking dictionaries - basic, advanced and online dictionaries - to provide definitions and alternative words to help students expand their vocabulary, improve reading comprehension and enhance creative writing skills. Each word in the dictionary has a description and sample sentence, all of which can be spoken, along with alternative suggestions. These talking dictionaries increase word understanding for students.

Picture Dictionary

NEW! An online Picture Dictionary is available to display images for a selected word. Visual images often help users better understand a word's meaning. Text definitions are also included.

Word Wizard

The Word Wizard acts as a thesaurus for those times when users are at a loss for words. It guides users from the known word to a new or preferred word. The word wizard provides a great choice of alternative words and provides a list of linking words. Each of the descriptions and sample sentences can be read by Read&Write GOLD to help find the word to use.

Screenshot of Read and Write Gold's word wizard interface

Sounds Like and Confusable Words Checker

The Sounds Like and Confusable Words Checker identifies words that sound the same but are spelled differently (homophones) or words that are commonly confused. Alternate choices are displayed as well as their definitions.

Verb Checker

NEW! The Verb Checker helps students determine correct verb conjugation. Once the student selects the past, present or future tense, multiple verb conjugation options are provided.

Screenshot Reader

This feature can be used to read aloud all text, including text that is embedded within an image or video or is contained within inaccessible Flash, giving users access to text that was previously unreadable. Screenshot Reader can also be used to read aloud text on websites and online applications, such as course management systems, credit recovery applications, remedial learning programs, and online assessments. With Screenshot Reader, users can select any part of the screen to be read aloud.

Speech Maker

Read&Write GOLD allows the conversion of text into an audio file, such as MP3, using high-quality voices. For example, a user may convert text from a novel or magazine to listen to when relaxing or studying, or convert a script to audio format to help learn lines for a school play or amateur production. Ideal for reviewing work, the playback voice can be adjusted to suit the individual's needs, making the experience as productive as possible.

DAISY Reader

The DAISY Standard for Digital Accessible Documents is an open worldwide specification that revolutionizes the reading experience for people who are blind or print disabled. Read&Write GOLD contains DAISY Reading technology and allows users to read their DAISY Books while working within the program.

Pronunciation Tutor

Pronunciation Tutor breaks words into syllables allowing easy recognition of syllables in a word. An on-screen moving mouth assists in the development of more accurate speech. The Pronunciation Tutor can also be of particular advantage to English Language Learners (ELL) as it highlights the pronunciation of a given word in a visual format.

Scanning

Read&Write GOLD has a built-in, one-click scanning tool. With Read&Write GOLD, it is possible to scan print documents or saved images into Microsoft Word, HTML, or PDF format. A user can even scan a document in using a digital camera! Once scanned, the text may be read aloud.

Additional Information

Read & Write Gold can be used with speech recognition software (like Dragon NaturallySpeaking), LiveScribe SmartPen technology, and works with Windows 8 operating system as well as Office 2013. It is highly customizable, and heuristic1.

-Next Generation Technologies, Inc.

1: Heuristic technologies learn from user actions making the product "smarter" over time.


Copyright 1999- 2010 Next Generation Technologies Incorporated

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