Featured Software: Text Help

Updated: Apr 19


Introduction


TextHelp is a new piece of software that assists all walks of life in the world of writing, reading and wait for it!! Mathematics.

I remember when I was going to school and due to my disability they allowed me to use technology and extra time to help with my final year exams. I wish I had Texthelp back in 99.

For me, Texthelp is a fusion of Grammarly, Dragon dictation put together however where TextHelp wins the race is the fact that it has figured out how to bring maths into the digital world. The beautiful aspect of how maths came into the digital world is the fact that you can use it on devices that allows you to freehand writing your equations your workout notes and all other wonderful aspects.

Below I will via their own website I will show you all the different features that text help brings to the market and this will prove to you why they are leading the race.


Education Solution


At Texthelp we offer a range of assistive technology solutions to help students in schools and higher education as well as their teachers. Our easy-to-use literacy support tools give students at all levels of extra help with reading and writing in the classroom and at home. By increasing students' confidence, improving attainment and examination results, our award-winning literacy solutions can help every young person achieve their full potential, including those on Individualized Education Programs.


For Schools


Our award-winning assistive technology solutions help school students of all ages with reading, writing and literacy in classroom lessons and at home. Used daily by millions of young people around the world, Read&Write literacy support software makes the web and documents more accessible for reluctant readers, individuals with dyslexia and other learning difficulties, as well as students whose first language isn't English.


Higher Education


Students in Higher and Further Education at thousands of universities, colleges and academies rely on our assistive technology solutions for extra support with learning, from essays, assignments, research and self-study to examinations. Our multi-platform Read&Write family boosts students attainment and retention, helping students read, write and study with confidence - anywhere, anytime and on any device.   


Exams & Assessments


Our Read&Write family of multi-platform literacy support tools provides a level playing field for students of all ages in schools and colleges taking examinations and assessments. Read&Write is the perfect computer reader of choice, making assessments accessible for students with dyslexia or other reading difficulties. 


International Schools


Our easy-to-use support technologies give students at international schools extra support with phonics, reading fluency and comprehension. Helping students with essays, self-study, written assignments and examinations, our software helps every international school student to become a more confident, independent learner.


Publishers & Platforms


Success for educational providers means getting the biggest possible audience actively engaged with your content. And if that content isn't accessible to students who encounter challenges with reading and writing, you're missing out on valuable commercial opportunities.


Work Solution


At Texthelp we offer a range of assistive technology solutions to help organizations, their employees and their customers. Our friendly, easy-to-use literacy tools make the workplace more inclusive and productive, supporting employees with dyslexia and other ‘hidden’ disabilities. We also help organizations in the private and public sector engage with their customers, making access to websites and services easier for people who need help with reading or lack confidence online.


Software Products

At Texthelp, we know there’s a whole world of avid readers and fluent writers out there waiting for the right support. Our assistive learning solutions help people of all ages achieve their potential by understanding, reading, writing and communicating with greater ease and confidence. Our products are great for people with learning difficulties, dyslexia or visual impairments, English Language Learners (ELL) and those learning English as a Second Language (ESL).


Read&Write


Improve reading and writing confidence

Read&Write lets everyone read, write and express themselves more confidently.

Our easy-to-use toolbar makes documents, files and web pages more accessible. Read&Write is a big confidence booster for anyone who needs a little support with their reading and writing, at school or in the workplace. And its friendly literacy features help English Language Learners, as well as people with learning difficulties or requiring dyslexia tools.

From hearing emails or documents read out loud to text prediction, picture dictionaries, summary highlighters and a grammar, spelling and confusable words checker, Read&Write makes lots of everyday literacy tasks simpler, quicker and more accurate.





Snapverter

Snapverter is an easy to use add-on for Read&Write for Google Chrome™ that transforms classroom papers and files into readable PDF documents for easy sharing and reading aloud via Google Drive. Pick any inaccessible file to convert - or just grab your smartphone and snap a photo of paper documents. Then share converted files with students and other teachers on any device - PCs, Macs, Chromebooks or tablets.



Equati0

We’ve made math digital

Made to help mathematics and STEM teachers and students at all levels, EquatIO® lets everyone create mathematical equations, formulas, Desmos graphs, and more on their computer or Chromebook. Input’s easy. Type, handwrite, or dictate any expression, with no tricky coding or math languages to master. There’s a huge library of ready-made expressions to save you time, from simple formulas to complex functions. And when you’re done, just add the math to your document with a click.


Fluencytutor


Making time for reading

Great for time-stretched teachers, Fluency Tutor helps students of all ages and ability levels become more avid, engaged and confident readers. What’s more, it gives teachers a clear picture of every child’s reading attainment and progress over time.

This easy-to-use app lets students record themselves reading aloud on their laptop, Chromebook or tablet, away from the stress and embarrassment of reading in a classroom environment. 


How it works

Pick any content, any time. Teachers can select any web page or browse a library of over 500 pre-selected reading passages based on content or reading age. Students can also create their own passages from websites containing content they enjoy reading. Assigned passages can be edited as needed and then shared with individual students or groups via Google Drive or Google Classroom.

Students can rehearse and record their reading in a relaxed environment at school or at home, with extra help provided by a dictionary, picture dictionary and translation tools.

Teachers can listen to students’ recordings wherever and whenever it's convenient, giving quick feedback or a more in-depth assessment of reading progress. By collecting data over time, Fluency Tutor for Google helps teachers build a clear picture of each student's progress throughout the school year.


WriQ


Instantly assess students’ writing levels and progress

Assessing student writing can be a very time consuming and tedious process. Reading through and evaluating dozens of multi-page documents and providing meaningful feedback during your “free” time is no one’s idea of fun. 

But we’ve come up with a solution that can help - WriQ. 

WriQ is an extension for Google Docs that automatically grades papers digitally. It’s faster, more accurate and consistent than traditional manual and subjective grading - giving students, parents and teachers clear visibility of writing progress over time against peers and standardised norms.


How it works


WriQ uses a powerful computer algorithm that instantly assesses each student’s writing in Google Docs, replacing the time-consuming task for teachers of assessing written passages manually. To build WriQ we’ve collected an enormous data set that has allowed us to create standardised norms for assessing writing, which we combine to create the WriQ Score.

Through these norms, WriQ will help teachers evaluate their students' written communication skills and provide meaningful feedback to improve their students' writing over time - just as Lexile levels do with reading.

This WriQ Score is directly embedded into the student’s work, giving instant feedback to help students improve their writing.



Browsealoud

A better experience for every website visitor

Give all your website visitors a better experience – and reduce barriers between your content and all your audiences.

Our innovative support software adds speech, reading, and translation to websites facilitating access and participation for people with Dyslexia, Low Literacy, English as a Second Language, and those with mild visual impairments.

Online content can be read aloud in multiple languages using the most natural and engaging voice to transform the user’s reading experience.


Helping comply with legal obligations

Browsealoud helps you to comply with:


European Convention on Human RightsUK - Equality Act 2010IRE - Disability Act 2005US - Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)US - Section 508 of the Rehabilitation ActCA - Canadian Charter on Rights and FreedomCA - Common Look and Feel StandardsAUS - Disability Discrimination ActAUS - Australian Human Rights Commission Act




Speechstram


Accessible content for all

Speechstream is a highly flexible, cloud-based, language and literacy support toolbar. This scalable, widely accepted software offers a suite of support functions to help improve student performance by making online courseware and learning systems more accessible.

A variety of the key reading, writing and math support functions include vocabulary list builder, talking and picture dictionaries, talking word and paragraph translation, text-to-speech in multiple languages, accurate read-aloud of complex math equations and study skills annotation tools.

Easy to implement and streamlined, the integration of SpeechStream into your content or platform, helps you comply and surpass State and Federal requirements for digital instructional materials and support their increasingly diverse student populations.





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