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A New Software Tool for the University to Support Reading and Writing
Information Technology and Services (ITS), working with student, faculty and staff support units, has announced the availability of TextHelp’s Read&Write Gold. All active Syracuse University students, faculty and staff can download and install the customizable toolbar that integrates with common applications giving users access to reading, writing, studying and research tools.
The software will soon be installed on the computers in the ITS public computer labs and can now be installed on users’ University- and individually owned computers. Acquisition of this software is funded through the support of George Hicker ’68 and contributions to the Brian McLane Legacy Fund, which was created to expand access and opportunities for students with disabilities.
About the software
Award-winning Read&Write Gold helps all individuals succeed regardless of ability or learning style. Users can access the reading, writing, studying and research tools they need at school, home or work. Having text read aloud with dual color highlighting, along with additional support tools, helps every learner gain confidence and work independently at their pace.
The discrete, customizable toolbar works with numerous file types and applications to make digital content understandable and accessible. Read&Write integrates with Microsoft Word, Google Docs, PDFs, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome and more.
For more information, and a download link, visit the TextHelp Read&Write Gold page in Answers.syr.edu. Contact your local IT support team for assistance installing the software on your University-owned computer.