Discover how your peers use Read&Write
Read&Write is used by over 40 million people worldwide - each with their own way of using the tools available.
In this video Taljinder shares how she uses Read&Write to process lengthy documents.
- Text-to-speech. Taljinder uses text-to-speech to hear information read out loud. This helps her to process information much more easily. It also allows her to multitask and take notes at the same time.
- Highlights. Taljinder uses the colorful highlighters within Read&Write to group and summarize content. With four colors, we’re able to organize our content into four different themes. Then, with the collect function, we can pull this content out into a separate document.
- Screen Masking. Taljinder uses the screen masking feature to apply a color tint to her screen. This helps to reduce screen glare and alleviate eye strain. It’s also beneficial for those of us with Dyslexia or Dyspraxia, where a white background with black text can be difficult to read.
- Check It. First, Colin uses Check It to discover any spelling and grammar errors with written work.
- Similar Word Checker. Then, Colin uses Read&Write’s homophone checker to find any potential mistakes with words that can be commonly confused. For example, ‘there’, ‘their’ and ‘they’re’.
- Text-to-speech. Finally, Colin uses text-to-speech to hear his written work read back to him. When we hear our written work read out loud, it can help to amplify errors.
In this video, Crystal shares how she uses Read&Write to support study and research at university, in the office, and at home.
- Scan. Crystal uses the Scan features to digitize paper documents.
- Text-to-Speech. With digital documents, Crystal is able to use text-to-speech to hear the content read out loud, rather than reading written text. This helps her to process the information easier.
- Audio Maker. Crystal also uses Audio Maker to turn digital text files into audio MP3 files for easy listening on the go.
- Screen Masking. Nikki uses the Screen Masking features to mask her screen with a color tint of her choice.This reduces screen glare which can support those of us with light sensitivity. The reading ruler also helps us to concentrate on a particular part of the page, allowing us to focus more easily.
- Text-to-speech. Being able to have text read out loud helps Nikki to process lots of paperwork. That’s because for some of us hearing information read out loud helps us to process and understand information much easier.
- Highlights. Nikki uses the Highlights feature to categorize information. With a choice of four color highlighters, we’re able to sort information into themes. For Nikki, this is a valuable feature. She is able to highlight important parts of content as she reads it, and then collect it into a separate document at the end. This can help us to remember key information. Nikki also uses the feature to highlight and collect content in reports that she wants to send to her colleagues.
- Prediction. Prediction predicts the word that’s being typed and the word most likely to follow. It helps us to get our thoughts down quickly and easily, and supports us if we can’t find the words we’re searching for in the moment .
- Check It. With Check It, Nikki can concentrate on the full message she wants to share rather than worry over the mechanics of spelling. That’s because Check It highlights spelling and grammar errors, which Nikki can check once she has finished putting her thoughts down.
In this video, Deirdre, a Biomedical Scientist, shares how she uses Read&Write to create visual prompts that support her daily tasks.
- Dictionary. Deirdre uses the picture definitions within the Dictionary feature to create pictorial prompts for different procedures that she carries out in the lab. This saves her time when completing tasks as she’s able to easily remember all steps that must be carried out.
- Highlights. Deirdre uses the Highlights feature to visually group together specific parts of content in a document. As she uses the document time and time again, she can instantly spot the section (by color) that’s relevant to what she’s doing at the time.