Texthelp - An introduction to basics

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Texthelp - An introduction to basics

  1. 1. TEXTHELP Read, Write, Gold Support is just a click away Contact: Trevor.boland@dit.ie
  2. 2. Where can I find it? ‘Texthelp Read Write Gold’ - can be found on most computers in DIT. Look for this icon on the computers desktop.
  3. 3. What does Text help do? • Text reading in quality computerized voices • Editing tools such as a spell checker, word predictor, dictionary, and a sounds alike tool • An MP3 converter to convert text into files for later playback in an MP3 player • A pronunciation tutor, fact finding tool, fact mapping graphic organizer tool • A voice dictation tool for writing assistance …..and more too
  4. 4. The Texthelp Tool bar  Just click on the icon on the desktop and in a few seconds the tool bar that you see above will appear.  The appearance of the buttons can vary in different versions of Texthelp but they are still recognisable.  Read&Write Gold takes the form of a flexible toolbar with many assistive features that help with reading, writing and research skills. Click here to see a video about the Toolbar
  5. 5. Spell Check  The ‘Spell Check’ option can be used to check Word docs, emails, blogs and more.  Click here to see a video about the ‘Spell Check’ option.
  6. 6. Predictive Spelling  The ‘Predictive’ option can be used to check Word docs, emails, blogs and more.  Click here to see a video about the ‘Spell Check’ option.
  7. 7. Dictionary  The ‘Dictionary’ allows you to check the definition of a word when you highlight it and press the button.  Click here to see a video about the ‘Dictionary’ option.
  8. 8. Sounds Alike  The Sounds Alike’ allows you to see if the word is appropiate for the sentence. Helps with words like ‘Hear’ and ‘Here’.  Click here to see a video about the ‘Souns alike’ option.
  9. 9. Text to Speech  The ‘Play’ allows you to select Text in a Word doc so it can be read out loud to you..  Click here to see a video about the ‘Play’ option.
  10. 10. Screen Shot Reader  The ‘Screen Shot Reader’ allows you to select a block of Text in a website and Texthelp reads it out to you.  Click here to see a video about the ‘Screen Shot Reader’ option.
  11. 11. Speech Maker- Mp3 files  The ‘Speech Maker’ option allows you to convert a Word doc into an MP3 file. Useful for listening to assignments, proof reading and presentation preperation.  Click here to see a video about the ‘Speech Maker’ option.
  12. 12. Other features involve: • Speech to Text • Factmapper – mind map tool • Screen masking • Verb Checker • Translator And even more…… Viewing more features can be found by clicking on the arrow beside the Texthelp button above. Go to ‘Current tool bar’ and then ‘All features’ to see all. Check out this YouTube page with Videos about how to use each feature Click here
  13. 13. Text help lite A smaller and free version of Texthelp - you just download this add on to your Chrome browser and it reads out doc to you. Click on this link to find out how to download it http://atindit.tumblr.com/page/2
  14. 14. Reviewing Reading features: Reading support features: Writing and Self editing features: Study skills and Research features: Additional features: http://www.slideshare.net/TrevorBoland/ Contact: Trevor.boland@dit.ie

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