& Write (V9) GOLD is a fully comprehensive application toolbar. It
provides outstanding literacy support synonymous within textHELP!
products in almost any windows application.
It is a
simple to use toolbar that “floats” on top of any open application.
Assistance can then easily be called upon as you work.
Speech - Read & Write (V9) GOLD color highlights and reads the
words, sentences or paragraphs in your document providing audio-visual
reinforcement and helping to develop recognition of new words and
vocabulary. Speech is also an integral part of the other support features,
for example, you can have the Word Prediction suggestions read to you. The RealSpeak® voice is now provided as standard and provides the most
human-sounding voice available today.
Spelling - Read & Write (V9) GOLD incorporates a fast advanced
spellchecker specifically designed to solve the most complex of phonetic
errors. The spellchecker can be customized to suit individual needs and
provides audible definitions of alternative suggestions to help you choose
the correct one.
Homophone Support - Read & Write (V9) GOLD will identify and provide
audible definitions for like sounding words to improve the accuracy of your
Scanning - Scan any text document into Word or any other major word
processor enabling on screen editing and text reading. Scanned material will
be incorporated into a familiar mainstream environment, allowing the
document to be made easily available to other Users. This is key to
inclusive education and integration. There is also the option to scan any
text document into Internet Explorer for "near perfect" image generation or
a text only image to which a User defined style sheet can be applied.
Word Prediction - This will aid in sentence construction by
suggesting and predicting words. Word predictor will learn as correct text
is typed, dramatically aiding the development of literacy and increasing
accuracy. With context and phonetic based word prediction.
Dictionary - 180,000-word talking dictionary and dictionary will
benefit you by helping to increase your literacy and creative writing
Speech Maker - converts selected text into speech, which can be saved
as an audio file (.wav, MP3, .wma) capable of being played on any suitable
Fact Folder – This desk research tool allows you to capture text from
any application, classify it, attach pictures and bibliography information
and record its source. This information can be converted to a slide show and
document to help studying and revision.
Fact Finder – this web search tool searches the web to find relevant
information associated with your research topic. Search engines in 6
different categories are provided for you to choose from.
Speech Input (only available with USA version) – speak into your
computer and have what you say converted to text on the screen. Help is
provided to assist you to train the software to recognize your voice.
Simple and Scientific Calculator – On screen calculator provides all
the main functions of a simple or scientific calculator with audible
feedback and audit trail.
Word Wizard - Word wizard assists in developing creative sentences by
offering solutions for vocabulary. When you are searching for the word you
want to use Word Wizard takes you though a simple step by step process till
you find the word you are looking for.
Pronunciation Tutor - The Pronunciation Tutor will break words into
syllables allowing easy recognition and pronunciation. Includes a moving
mouth, to aid the development of more accurate speech.
Teachers Toolkit – enables educators to specify which Read & Write
(V9) GOLD features a particular student has access to and see student spelling
logs and activity logs.