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Read&Write for Google Update – June 2014

Read&Write for Google Update – June 2014

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com A new update for Read&Write for Google went live today and includes several exciting new features and enhancements. I’ve included the details in this post. The most noticeable change in this update is the addition of premium features to the web toolbar (see image below). In addition to the already available text-to-speech and …

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LSA iPad Workshop Handout

LSA iPad Workshop Handout

IPAD BASICS If you want to know more about iPad Basics then watching the 101 webinar is highly recommended: iPad Basics 101 (iOS6) and iPads Basics 101 (iOS7). Top iPad Tips Accessibility information via the Spectronics Blog: Accessibility Features Assistive Touch Guided access Restrictions Multi-tasking gestures Accessories Additional accessories such as durable cases, speakers, mounts, switch interfaces, keyguards …

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Read&Write 6 Gold for Mac Now Available!

Read&Write 6 Gold for Mac Now Available!

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Today Texthelp released Version 6 of Read&Write Gold for Mac. The software has been completely re-written from the ground up and is now faster and contains many new features and enhancements. A few of the new features and enhancements include: Redesigned docking toolbar and icons Intuitive toolbar customisation feature An all new PDFAloud …

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Tools for Summarising Text

Tools for Summarising Text

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com I just returned from a wonderful week in Australia where I had the opportunity to present and sit in on a few sessions at the Inclusive Technologies Conference put on by Spectronics. While there were literally dozens of great ideas and resources shared, one very practical and easy to use tip I learned …

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Using iPads to Support Students Struggling with the Literacy Requirements of Schools and Beyond

Using iPads to Support Students Struggling with the Literacy Requirements of Schools and Beyond

Presentation Handout Greg O’Connor – email: grego@spectronics.com.au Twitter: @gregoconnor Greg’s Literacy Support Apps YouTube Playlist Literacy Support Apps Presentation Resources Reading and access to learning content The presentation explored the built in accessibility features and other settings that provide accommodations for students to access text. As well, a range of additional reading support apps were demonstrated and highlighted. Of course, content can be …

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Read&Write Gold ToolMatcher

Read&Write Gold ToolMatcher

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Many schools looking for assistive technology supports that can benefit a wide range of students often turn to Read&Write Gold because of the quality and quantity of the features it contains. However, it is sometimes difficult to know which feature(s) may benefit a particular student the most. Because of this Texthelp developed a …

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New ePub and PDF Reader Updates Now Available!

New ePub and PDF Reader Updates Now Available!

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Just this week Texthelp released some exciting new updates. The details along with a few screenshots are included below… Read&Write for Google Two separate updates were released for Read&Write for Google™. The first contained improvements to the ePub Reader. Specifically the update allows any highlights created in an ePub to be saved directly …

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5 Tips for Using Highlighting Tools in the Classroom

5 Tips for Using Highlighting Tools in the Classroom

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Last week I wrote about Google’s new Add-Ons for Docs and Sheets and demonstrated how to find, install and use Texthelp’s Highlighting Tools in Google Docs. This week I am sharing a few tips I wrote for using the Highlighting Tools Add-On in the classroom. While these tips were written specifically for using …

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New Google Add-Ons for Docs!

New Google Add-Ons for Docs!

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com In case you haven’t heard, Google recently announced the availability of Add-Ons for Google Docs and Sheets. You can find the official announcement on Google’s Blog. Texthelp is excited to be one of the first companies to offer an Add-On for Google Docs. In this post I will be showing exactly how to …

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Ten weeks to go until the ILT2014 Conference | Session Selections opening soon!

Ten weeks to go until the ILT2014 Conference | Session Selections opening soon!

Whew! Only ten weeks to go until the Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference 2014 (ILT2014) kicks off on 20th May on Queensland’s Gold Coast! If you have registered already, this update is just keeping you in the loop. If you haven’t yet registered, it would be great to have you join us for four full-on days of immersion in …

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