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DSD: Read&Write: Text-to-speech software - an overview
Course Description:

Read&Write is text-to-speech literacy software that makes text more accessible. It is helpful for people with dyslexia, visual stress and for those for whom English is not their first language. It reads aloud Word, PDF and web pages and has an ICR facility to scan in documents to be read. It also has various grammar and spelling tools, research tools as well as study skills support functionality.

PREREQUISITE If possible, but not essential, download the Covid time limited copy of Read&Write from: Free Assistive Technology. Alternatively, check you can accessRead&Write via Desktop@UCL Anywhere prior to the session.


Once you have enrolled, please check that you have received a confirmation email from MyLearning. You will also receive an email with a joining link at least one day before the session.

Courses start on the hour but please join during the 5 minutes prior to this to download resources and test out your connection/audio.

For more details on how to book, cancel and join sessions please visit our practical course information page.

By the end of the course you will be able to understand the functions of this program including text to speech, study skills, and creating sound files.
Intended Audience:
This course is aimed at those who are dyslexic or for whom English is not their first language.
Target Audience: All
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