Texthelp announces Read&Write Gold Version 11

Lauren Williams's picture
Monday, June 10, 2013

Texthelp Inc., leading provider of award-winning literacy software solutions, today announced the release of Read&Write Gold for PC Version 11. Read&Write 11 Gold is an easy-to-use customizable toolbar that integrates with common Windows applications and provides users of all ages and abilities, especially those with reading and writing difficulties, learning disabilities, and English Language Learners, with the support tools they need to be confident, independent learners.

This new release demonstrates Texthelp's continuing commitment to provide its customers with the best, most innovative assistive technology available to support the diverse populations found in today's classrooms, campuses, and workplaces. “The driving force behind Read&Write 11 Gold and all that we do at Texthelp is to ensure that every learner has the tools they need to succeed in this new educational landscape. Whether they are at school, work, or home working on a desktop, in the cloud, or on an iPad – access to support is key.” states Jack Dolan, President, Texthelp Inc.

Read&Write 11 Gold includes many exciting new features and enhancements. In addition to a new look and feel for the product logo, toolbar, and toolbar icons, Read&Write 11 Gold includes many other exciting new additions including: Nuance expressive text-to-speech voices, support for Chrome and Firefox, support for Google DocsTM, and two new features on the toolbar – Word Cloud and Voice Note. Enhancements to existing features include: use of collocation in the Phonetic Spell Checker, improved Word Prediction including 150+ topic-specific Word Banks, support for Open University Daisy Books, support for ABBYY Version 7, new feature video tours, and so much more!

New features in Version 11 include:

  • New Look and Feel for Toolbar and Toolbar Icons – Toolbar and Icon options now include “Clear Style” and “Clear Style Color” along with the “Professional” and “Fun” icon sets. In addition, users can choose between 12 different colors for the toolbar background. Dual monitor use is also now supported.
  • New Text-to-Speech Voices – Nuance Vocalizer expressive male and female American voices have been added to our wide range of voices.
  • Support for Chrome and Firefox – Accessibility support is available for the Chrome and Firefox browsers through the Read&Write Gold toolbar including: Read the Web, Screenshot Reader, Text and Picture Dictionaries, Study Skills Tools, Vocabulary List Builder, Translator, and more.
  • Support for Google Docs – While working in a Google document in Chrome, access support tools directly from the Read&Write Gold toolbar, including: Text-to-Speech, Spell Checker, Text and Picture Dictionaries, Word Prediction, Homophones/Confusables Checker, Study Skills, Vocabulary Builder, and more.
  • Word Banks – 150+ online subject-specific Word Banks are included for use with Word Prediction and Word Cloud.
  • Word Cloud – Use Word Banks or selected text to create and display word lists or “clouds” for use when writing, filling in worksheets, or taking tests.
  • Voice Note – Create and add Voice Notes to Word documents. Great for inserting instructions or creating audio responses. Voice Notes can also be saved as a .wav file.

Pricing and Availability

Read&Write 11 Gold is available now. Pricing options include single user, unlimited site license which includes PC and Mac with school and home access, or concurrent site license for use at school and at home. Pricing starts at $295 for students with IEPs and for students/schools with unlimited site licenses. For more information, to order, or to request a free 30-Day Trial, call Texthelp at 888-248-0652, email u.s.info@texthelp.com, or go to www.texthelp.com.

About Texthelp Inc.

Texthelp Inc. provides literacy software solutions for individuals, K-12, higher education, and publishers. Texthelp's solutions include: Read&Write, Fluency Tutor, and SpeechStream. Read&Write provides literacy support on the Desktop, Cloud, and iPad. Read&Write Gold for PC or Mac is a customizable toolbar that integrates with common applications giving users access to reading, writing, studying, and research tools. Read&Write Cloud includes Read&Write for Google Docs™, a Chrome Extension to make Google Docs accessible, and Web Apps that work in browsers on iPads, iPhones, PCs, Macs, and more. iReadWrite for the iPad benefits struggling readers and writers with text-to-speech, word prediction, phonetic spell checker, dictionary, and picture dictionary supports. Fluency Tutor is an online solution for developing and measuring oral reading fluency and comprehension. SpeechStream allows publishers to deliver digital talking ebooks, assessments, and online content with support tools to make their content accessible to all.