Texthelp Systems Inc.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Texthelp Systems Releases Powerful Cloud-based Apps for Mobile Devices
Apps Include Read Aloud for Web and eBook Reader for Bookshare® eBooks on iPad, iPod Touch, and other Mobile Devices as well as PCs and Macs
Minneapolis, MN, October 11, 2011 — Texthelp Systems, leading provider of award-winning literacy software solutions, today announced the release of their new Suite of Web Apps at the Closing the Gap (CTG) Conference being held October 11-14 in Minneapolis, MN. The Texthelp Web Apps work within browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, Firefox) on iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone, and other mobile devices as well as PCs and Macs. The Apps include: Read&Write Web, eBook Reader for Bookshare® eBooks, Speech, and Dictionary.
Jack Dolan, President of Texthelp Systems Inc., states: “Texthelp has a history of developing innovative cloud-based products and understanding the positive impact these technologies can have, especially for individuals with learning disabilities and low literacy levels. The introduction of handheld devices and tablets has excluded many who cannot access content without assistance. We are very excited to be providing these Apps that allow anyone to use these devices and get the support they need whenever and wherever they need it.”
With the proliferation of iPads and other mobile devices, schools and colleges are looking for Assistive Technology (AT) solutions that allow their students to use these devices at school and at home to access digital content. Read&Write GOLD users can now benefit from access to familiar support features, including Read Aloud with dual color highlighting, Dictionary, Translator, and Study Skills, anywhere, anytime.
"I am beyond thrilled with the new Web Apps from Texthelp! These Apps provide a critical missing piece; providing students with full access to curriculum materials on revolutionary mobile devices. Our students will now be able to read text and use the highlighting features directly on their iPads, in the classroom or media center, sitting in the beanbag chairs or wherever they want. They will not have to go sit at a big computer and look "different" than the other kids.
I am so excited that Texthelp is the first to bring dual colored highlighting with high quality voices for text-to-speech, as well as many other invaluable features from Read&Write GOLD, to the web for access on virtually any device and in any location!" adds Ashley Tremblay, AT Specialist, Cooperative Educational Services, Trumbull, CT.
Texthelp Web Apps include:
- Read&Write Web – The Read&Write Web toolbar opens within a browser and interacts with web content providing: Text-to-Speech to read HTML content aloud with dual color highlighting, Dictionary and Picture Dictionary to look up unfamiliar words, Translator to translate selected words into multiple languages, Study Skills to highlight and extract important pieces of information, and Fact Finder to research on the web. Users can also control the speed of the reading voice.
- eBook Reader – The innovative eBook Reader for Bookshare eBooks allows a user to log in to Bookshare, search for and open or save a Bookshare eBook and read the book aloud with dual color highlighting. eBook Reader also provides access to the same support tools found in Read&Write Web as well as personalization options for reading and speech.
- Speech – Designed for smaller mobile devices such as iPhones, Speech allows users to read aloud any typed or pasted text with color highlighting.
- Dictionary – Another App meant for smaller devices, the Dictionary App allows users to look up typed or pasted words and get text definitions as well as image representations. Definitions can also be read aloud.
Texthelp at CTG
Texthelp will be demonstrating the new Web Apps as well as Read&Write GOLD for Windows and Mac and Fluency Tutor in Booth#212 at CTG. Visitors can learn more and register to win a FREE Read&Write GOLD MOBILE!
Pricing and Availability
The Texthelp Web Apps are available now free of charge for Read&Write GOLD (RWG) Windows V10 and Mac V4 unlimited site license customers who have a current Software Maintenance (SMS) agreement. Unlimited site license customers who are not on V10 or V4 or who do not have a current SMS agreement should call for upgrade or SMS pricing. For more information on the Web Apps, call Texthelp at 888-248-0652, email email@example.com, or go to www.texthelp.com.
About Texthelp Systems Inc.
Texthelp Systems (www.texthelp.com)
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Texthelp Systems provides literacy software solutions for individuals, K-12, higher education, and publishers. Texthelp’s products include: Read&Write GOLD, Fluency Tutor, Lexiflow, and SpeechStream. Texthelp's new Web Apps provide read aloud for HTML and Bookshare® eBooks within any browser on mobile devices, PCs, and Macs! Our Solutions make learning accessible for students of all ages.