On Sunday, Sept. 19, graduates from the Class of 2020 were honored in a Commencement ceremony in the stadium after an in-person Commencement in May 2020 had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here’s your chance to learn Read&Write!
You’re invited to participate in an exciting new skill development workshop focused on the recent, University-wide purchase of Read&Write Gold. The Office of Disability Services, in collaboration with Information Technology and Services (ITS) and other partners across campus, is leading an effort to train-the-trainer. You can help as many faculty and staff as possible get excited about Read&Write and recognize its benefits for every student.
About Read&Write Gold
Read&Write Gold is an accessibility and literacy tool designed to enhance accessibility of information and communication technology at Syracuse University. While this is a strategic purchase to address accessibility for students with disabilities, all learners will benefit from this software that incorporates the principles of universal design with an extensive array of tools.
All active Syracuse University students, faculty and staff can download and install TextHelp’s Read&Write Gold, a discreet, customizable toolbar that integrates reading, writing, studying and research support tools with common Windows and Mac applications. The software is installed on the computers in the ITS public computer labs and can be installed on users’ University-owned and individually owned computers and mobile devices.
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.
About the workshop
This training will be conducted on-site by Kimberly Nix, TextHelp’s training specialist. Much more than an overview, this intensive hands-on training will give participants working knowledge of the software and how it can help individual students. Counselors, tutors, advisors and other student support personnel are strongly encouraged to attend.
The Read&Write Gold hands-on workshop will be conducted twice on June 5, once from 8:30 a.m.-noon and again from 1-4:30 p.m.. It will be held in the ITS computer lab in room 115 Physics Building. Seating is limited to 24, so register early.
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