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Read&Write Overview

Read & Write is a comprehensive literacy toolbar that offers many tools and features that are designed to increase accessibility by offering multiple modalities for reading, producing, and interacting with digital content. Best of all, it is available at no cost for faculty, staff, students, and alumni to use by downloading it to their computer. 

It can be added to:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mac
  • Windows 
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Google Chrome

Summary: This video reviews how to install Read & Write Google Chrome extension. 

Duration: 47 seconds

Summary: This video provides an overview of the Read & Write Web toolbar features. 

Duration: 4 min, 39 seconds

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Summary: The Screenshot Reader tool allows you to have text read aloud including text embedded within an image. This video demonstrates how to use this tool.

Duration: 1 min, 54 seconds

Summary: The Speech Maker tool allows you to convert text into an audio file. This video demonstrates how to use the Speech Maker tool.

Duration: 55 seconds

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Summary: The Screen Masking tool allows you to mask out part of your computer screen in order to view text more easily. This video provides a demonstration of using this tool.

Duration: 51 seconds

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Summary: The Check It features allows you to conduct a spelling and grammar check. This video demonstrates how to utilize this tool.

Duration: 1 min, 23 seconds

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Summary: This video provides an overview of how to customize your Read & Write toolbar on Google Chrome.

Duration: 50 seconds

Read & Write for Mac

Summary: This video will review how to install Read & Write for Mac. 

Duration: 2 minutes

Tips & Support

  • To avoid installation problems, you must log into your computer's administrative account.
  • Any problems with installation, please refer to VT4HELP
  • If after installing the webstore Read & Write Support extension does not open, go to,  Read &Write Support Extension

Summary: This video provides an overview of how to move and dock the Read & Write Web toolbar.

Duration: 25 seconds

 

Summary: This video provides a review of how to customize your Read & Write toolbar.

Duration: 1 min, 6 seconds

Summary: This video provides a review of how to add icons to your Read & Write toolbar.

Duration: 36 seconds

This section is a collection of videos review the toolbar features for Read & Write for Mac.

Summary: The Speech-to-Text tool allows you to have your spoken words transcribed. This video provides a demonstration of the Speech-to-text feature.

Duration: 3 min, 37 seconds

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Summary: The Screenshot Reader tool allows you to have text read aloud including text embedded within an image. This video demonstrates how to use the Screenshot Reader feature.

Duration: 1 min, 38 seconds

Summary: The Speech Maker tool allows you to convert text into an audio file. This video demonstrates how to use the Speech Maker tool.

Duration: 1 min, 51 seconds

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Summary: The PDF Aloud tool allows PDF text to be read aloud. This video provides a demonstration of the PDF ALoud tool.

Duration: 1 min, 49 seconds

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Summary: The Scanning tool allows you to scan a document and have it read back. This video provides a demonstration on how to use the scan tool.

Duration: 1 min, 23 seconds

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Summary: The Dictionary tool allows you to look up words in the dictionary. This video provides a demonstration on how to use this feature.

Duration: 1 min, 55 seconds

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Summary: The Picture Dictionary option allows you to look up words in the picture dictionary. This video provides a demonstration of how to use this feature.

Duration: 55 seconds

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Summary: The Translator tool allows you to translate words into numerous languages. This video provides a demonstration of this tool.

Duration: 1 min, 19 seconds

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Summary: The Screen Masking tool allows you to mask out part of your computer screen in order to view text more easily. This video provides a demonstration of using this feature.

Duration: 2 min, 26 seconds

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Summary: The Spell Check feature allows you to check a document for spelling errors. This video provides a demonstration of using this feature.

Duration: 3 min, 13 seconds

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Summary: The Prediction tool provides assistance constructing sentences. This video provides a demonstration of using this feature.

Duration : 2 min, 8 seconds

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Summary: The Sounds like/ Confusable words tool checks a document for words that may sound alike. This video provides a demonstration on how to use this tool.

Duration: 3 min, 3 seconds

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Summary: The Verb Checker tool checks to see if the correct verb is being used. The video provides a demonstration of how to use this tool. 

Duration: 1 min, 13 seconds

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Summary: The Highlighting tool allows you to highlight text, use different colors, and group text according to color. This video provides a demonstration on using this tool.

Duration: 1 min, 45 seconds

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Summary: The Vocabulary tool allows you to create a word list. This video provides a demonstration on how to use this tool.

Duration: 1 min, 9 seconds

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Summary: Web Search or the "Fact Finder" is a tool used to search the internet for information by simply selecting the text and the search button. This video provides a demonstration on how to use this tool.

Duration: 56 seconds

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Summary: Research Folder or "Fact folder" allows you to collect information including websites which can help keep track of references. This video provides a demonstration of this tool. 

Duration: 3 min, 58 seconds

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Read & Write for Windows

Summary: This video provides a step-by-step overview of how to install Read & Write for Windows. 

Duration: 40 seconds

Summary: This video reviews how to move and dock the Read & Write toolbar.

Duration: 32 seconds

Summary: This video reviews how to customize the Read & Write toolbar to best suit your needs.

Duration: 1 min, 26 seconds

Summary: This video provides an overview of the different modes you can set Read & Write in when engaging in various activities such as studying, researching, reading, and writing.

Duration: 1 min, 47 seconds

Summary: The Speech tool  allows you to have text read back to you. This video covers how to:

  • Have a document read back
  • Adapt the speech feedback
  • Have text read from webpages
  • Adjust how words are pronounced
  • Use the Speak as I type function
  • Turn on and off ScreenReading
  • Adjust the way text is highlighted as it is read

Duration: 6 min, 14 seconds

 

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Summary: The Screenshot Reader tool allows you to read texts that are embedded into images. The text can be exported to a Word document. This video provides a demonstration on how to use this tool.

Duration: 2 min, 47 seconds

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Summary: The PDF Aloud tool that allows you to have a PDF document read aloud. This video provides a demonstration on how to use this tool. 

Duration: 4 min, 14 seconds

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Summary: The Speech Maker tool allows you to convert text into an audio file. This video demonstrates how to use this tool.

Duration: 1 min, 45 seconds

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Summary: The Spell Check feature allows you to check a document for spelling errors. This video provides a demonstration of using this feature.

Duration: 4 min, 23 seconds

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Summary: The Sounds like/ Confusable words tool checks a document for words that may sound alike. This video provides a demonstration on how to use this tool.

Duration: 2 min, 44 seconds

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Summary: The Prediction tool provides assistance constructing sentences. This video provides a demonstration of using this feature.

Duration: 6 min, 20 seconds

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Summary: The Verb Checker tool checks to see if the correct verb is being used. The video provides a demonstration of how to use this tool. 

Duration: 1 min, 15 seconds

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Summary: The Scanning tool allows you to scan a paper document or picture into the system so you can use Read & Write tools such as having the document read aloud. This video provides a demonstration on how to use this tool.

Duration: 4 min, 24 seconds

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Summary: The Dictionary tool allows you to look up words. This video provides an overview of how to use this tool.

Duration: 1 min, 53 seconds

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Summary: The Picture Dictionary allows you to view graphical representations of words. This video provides an overview of how to use this tool.

Duration: 1 min, 44 seconds

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Summary: The Translator tool allows you to have text translated into different languages. This video provides an overview of how to use this tool.

Duration: 2 min, 26 seconds

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Summary: The screen Masking tool allows you to mask out part of your computer screen in order to view text more easily. This video provides a demonstration of using this feature.

Duration: 2 min, 4 seconds

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Summary: The Highlighting tool allows you to highlight text, use different colors, and group text according to color. This video provides a demonstration on using this tool.

Duration: 1 min, 50 seconds

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Summary: The vocabulary tool allows you to create a word list. This video provides a demonstration on how to use this tool.

Duration: 1 min, 7 seconds

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Summary: The Word Cloud tool allows the user to visualize the text through the creation of word cloud based on the text. The video provides a demonstration of using this tool.

Duration: 2 min, 5 seconds

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Summary: The Voice Note tool allows you to record an audio comment into MS Word. This video provides a demonstration of how to use this tool.

Duration: 1 min, 1 sec

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Summary: Fact Finder is a tool used to search the internet for information by simply selecting the text and the search button. This video provides a demonstration on how to use this tool.

Duration: 1 min, 37 seconds

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Summary: Research Folder or "Fact folder" allows you to collect information including websites which can help keep track of references. This video provides a demonstration of this tool. 

Duration: 4 min, 49 seconds

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Summary: The Fact Mapper tools helps you to organize facts. This video provides a demonstration on how to use this tool.

Duration: 4 min, 54 seconds

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Additional Support

Contact:

Accessible Technologies 

  • Email: atservices@vt.edu
  • Phone: 540-231-2236

Vendor Contact Information

  • Email: support@texthelp.com
  • Phone: 888-248-2479 

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