Texthelp Toolmatcher: Getting the most out of Read&Write GOLD

textehlp logoFor those of you out there utilising all of the many great features of Texthelp Read&Write GOLD you will already know there is something for just about everyone! But I’m sure there are many people who are still just using the basics of the program for one or two students in their classrooms and are maybe not aware of the potential this program offers for ALL students.

Texthelp have just created a Toolmatcher which is a very handy feature matching checklist which helps you to identify the tools that can help. It’s simple:

  1. Think of an individual student;
  2. Check the boxes next to the accommodations that best meet that student’s needs;
  3. Then click “See how Read&Write GOLD can help.


Screen Shot 2013-05-09 at 10.24.50 AMIt will then provide you with a list of the features which might be able to help, a direct link to the short support videos, and also the ability to download a Word version of this report and email it. Once  it is emailed, it also provides a link to the video instructions on how to customise your toolbar to include only the relevant features.

Also, just a reminder about the fabulous support tools available on the Texthelp website, including the videos, and our very own Texthelp R&W GOLD webinars available to Spectronics Online subscribers, where you can see all of the features in action.

Such handy tools to get the most out of your Read&Write GOLD!

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About Katie Lyon

Katie is a speech pathologist and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) consultant who has been working with young children and adults with complex communication needs for the past 13 years. She has had worked in various roles including Coordinator of the Non-electronic Communication Aid Scheme and Regional Communication Service in Victoria as part of the state-wide Communication Access Network. She has a keen interest in supporting families, teachers, direct support workers and therapists to access information about AAC and assistive technology through education and training. She currently works part-time with Spectronics and part-time with the Communication Resource Centre at Scope in Victoria.

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