TextHelp Read & Write v10 Gold – Text to Speech and Dyslexia Support

£299.00 (ex VAT)

Product Description

TextHelp Read & Write Gold v10 could transform the way you use a computer if you are dyslexic.  Dyslexia is a very “broad brush” term that affects people in many different ways which is why Read & Write is designed to address a very wide range of issues.

Speeding up reading tasks

Read & Write converts text from your screen into speech that you can listen to through headphones or speakers.  While it reads, it highlights the words to make it easy to keep up with the text.  Listening to the text often improves comprehension so you absorb information without having to read it again and again.

Read & Write v10 is the latest version and has many improvements, including even more realistic voices and the option to speed up or slow down reading at any time.

Read text from any application

Read & Write Gold has a screen shot reader that reads text aloud from the screen regardless of which application you are using

Building vocabularies

Read & Write Gold helps you develop vocabulary lists by selecting words in a document or web page using the highlighters or just by entering words manually. The Vocabulary List Builder creates a Microsoft Word document with the vocabulary words, definitions and images representing each word. This tool helps to expand your vocabulary skills.

Simplifying calculations

The Read & Write calculator tool provides a talking calculator straight from the tool bar.  Calculations are spoken naturally to improve comprehension, and an audit trail is displayed so you don’t lose track of your work.

Making reading more comfortable

Read & Write allows you to choose different colour filters for you screen to reduce the glare that many people experience when reading black text from a white background.

Making reading more portable

Read & Write lets you convert text on screen into a sound file that you can place on to your iPod or other MP3 device.  That means that you can listen to a document anywhere, at home, on the train or in the car – whatever suits your lifestyle.

Supporting your writing tasks

Read & Write’s word prediction tool helps you through writing tasks by displaying suggestions for your next word based on context sensitive prediction methods.  This feature learns your writing style so gets “tuned in” to your way of working.  Suggestions are colour coded in terms of likelihood, and definitions are available to help you decide with confidence.

Making spell checking simple

The Read & Write spell checker takes the guess work out of spell checking.  It doesn’t simply provide a list of possible alternatives.  Instead, you can see what the alternatives mean, and choose confidently instead of giving it your best guess.

Helping you deal with homophones

Read & Write can sift out homophones (words that sound the same but have different spellings and different meanings) from your document and helps you to decide if you have made the correct choice.

Making it easy to scan documents

The Gold edition of Read & Write features a simple scanning tool so that you can scan letters, newspaper articles or pretty much anydocument straight into your PC in various formats including Word and PDF.  Once you have scanned the document, it can easily be saved, edited, printed or emailed.

Supporting your studying

Read & Write highlighter tools make it possible to select sections of documents, headings, background information and lists of vocabulary. All of these highlights can be extracted from Word documents and web pages.  You can use these to build your own custom study guides, outlines or complete assignments.  You can use highlights from multiple documents and web pages to create one unified document, including a bibliography.

The Read & Write Fact Finder is fast and easy way to search for information on the web.  Just highlight a word or phrase and click the Fact Finder button to see the online search results.

The Read & Write Fact Folder helps you organise information from many sources such as documents and web pages.  The Fact Folder keeps track of all of the sources, automatically producing a bibliography and you can add the date, author and a subject name.

Read & Write loads as a toolbar that can either float anywhere on your screen, or you can dock it to the top or the side.  That makes it really easy to access from any application you happen to be using.  There are several preset toolbar groups, organised to help you with different types of tasks like reading, writing, and researching.  There’s also an “all features” toolbar if you are dipping in and out of different tasks.

If you don’t use some of the tool buttons, you can hide them to display just your favourites. There are lots of other ways to customise Read & Write, including:-

  1. Choosing a reading voice
  2. Setting a reading speed and pitch you find comfortable
  3. Setting the size of the tool buttons
  4. Deciding whether you want Read & Write to read everything on the screen (such as menu bars, etc) or just have it read when you want it to
  5. Decide on the level of difficulty for dictionary definitions (you can have basic or advanced)
  6. Choose additional vocabulary for your spell checker such as medical, scientific, towns and cities, etc

Learning to use Read & Write is made easier  by the inclusion of video tours for all of the main topics, and you can run these from the tool bar.

PDF Aloud requires Adobe Reader 9 or X or Acrobat Version 8, 9, or X


Pentium IV 1.8GHz processor (2.4GHz recommended)

Operating System

Windows XP SP3 or above


512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended)

Hard disk space

2 GB


Speakers, Sound Card, Microphone (for speech input), DVD Player (for installation only)

Internet connection

For certain features


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To cancel the Contract, you must inform us in writing by sending an email to us immediately at info@bdf-solutions.co.uk, stating your order number and date of purchase. You must return the goods to us immediately in the same condition you received them at your own cost and risk and you are legally obliged to take proper care of the goods whilst they are in your possession. We will arrange to refund you the cost of the goods as quickly as possible but in any event within 30 days or receiving the goods from you.

Please note that any goods which have been personalised to your requirements cannot be cancelled. We will examine goods returned and provided they are in good and saleable condition, we will issue a refund as stated above.

We reserve the right to reject any goods which have been damaged whilst in your possession or, alternatively, to deduct a percentage of your refund to reflect the degree of damage. This is at our sole discretion. Unfortunately, we are unable to refund the cost of dispatch or returns.

This does not affect your statutory rights.

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