From Texthelp

Resource type: Accessibility and support tools

Price band: £££

Key stage: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

Region(s): All of UK

read&write is a literacy support tool that can be used to improve access and engagement for all learners across the curriculum. Compatible with all major platforms, the digital software provides a suite of different tools to support reading comprehension and writing, with specific accessibility tools designed to help students with additional learning needs. Features include:

  • Text-to-speech: reads words, passages or whole documents aloud with easy-to-follow dual colour highlighting.
  • Text & picture dictionaries: provide definitions and images to help with word comprehension.
  • Vocabulary list: creates a list instantly to a new document, including selected words, their dictionary definitions, and display images.
  • Check it: reviews writing for incorrect grammar, spelling, capitalisation, punctuation, verb tense and more.
  • Screen mask: masks areas of the screen, reducing distractions and allowing students to focus on the area that they are working on.
  • Talk&Type: turns spoken word into text.

Cost: £1.82 per student per year, based on enrolling 800 students. Custom quotations available on request. Free 30-day trials or 90-day pilots available.

About Texthelp: Launched in 1996, Texthelp now supports over 30 million users worldwide, providing accessible and effective programs that support reading, writing and research at school and beyond.

Literacy Hive Likes

  • Suitable for use in primary and secondary schools.
  • Allows students to choose how they access and engage with content, making learning accessible for everybody, improving confidence and encouraging independence.
  • While read&write is of particular benefit to struggling readers, EAL and SEND pupils, the tools can help all learners improve their reading comprehension and writing.
  • The text-to-speech feature is available on a free licence.
  • Teachers can get a premium subscription to read&write for free with a ‘Free for Teacher’ account.

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