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Want to get a deeper understanding of Text To Speech Assistive Technology?

Join our September training sessions with Mary Wilcox.

It is September and the Autumn Term has started, universities will be starting their new academic years shortly and so it’s time to brush up on our knowledge of Assistive Technology especially if you are a supporter of a student who is dyslexic or has any other Specific Learning Difference (SpLD).

One of the most common forms of Assistive Technology that is provided to students within the Disabled Students’ Allowance Scheme is ‘Text To Speech’, technology that reads out text from digital media such as photos, PDFs, emails, websites as well as electronic textbooks.

This month our Product Specialist for Text To Speech, Mary Wilcox, has scheduled a number of free training events for supporters of learners with SpLD’s that are taking place online as well as a number of in-person events where Mary will be able to demo and show the technology known as TextAid.

TextAid is a piece of software that makes text accessible by reading it out. It works on a smartphone, tablet, and of course on laptops and is a useful tool for students who struggle with reading.

Find out more about TextAid with the following training events:

ReadSpeaker TextAid not only reads texts to you, but it also has other tools which help you to study more effectively. Join Mary to take a look at the annotations, highlighter, and download as MP3 tools which help you to revise and summarise.

Tuesday 20th September at 4 pm – Click here to register.

Often you have a very short amount of time to demonstrate what TextAid does. Mary will show you how to show TextAid in a very time-efficient way!

Monday 26th September at 2 pm – Click here to register.

Take a look at TextAid at the upcoming Dyslexia and Neurodiversity Conference.

iDiversity Presents: Dyslexia & Neurodiversity Conference, Cambridge, 21st September 2022

Learn about Assistive Technology and good practise from a range of talks from specialists as well as try out different types of assistive technology including TextAid. Mary will be on hand to talk you through how to use text-to-speech to read out text in a range of different circumstances that are often affected by dyslexia and other SpLDs.


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