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July 25, 2023
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Texthelp Has Software Tools to Help Us Learn, Work & Thrive - Including Neurodiverse and Disabled

Texthelp is a company that has offices in the United States and the U.K. and hs developed a suite of products that can help people learn and work - even if they are neurodiverse or disabled.  Their company's mission is to provide software to help support diversity, equitable, and inclusive (DEI) efforts of schools and workplaces


Read&Write is an inclusion tool that supports neurodivergent employees, multi-lingual teams, and anyone who might find everyday literacy tasks a challenge. It’s a powerful set of reading and writing tools that help anyone who struggles with digital text to excel in their work.

Read&Write comes with a user friendly toolbar that allows for a variety of assistive services - from highlighting in multiple colors to "speech to text" feature where the selected words in a document or on a webpage will be read aloud (while being highlighted for the user to follow along and stay focused).  Selected text can be exported as an .mp3 for users who want to "learn on the go." Read&Write also comes with "screen masking" settings which allow the user to control the color, brightness, and opacity of the active document - and also the background. Learn more about it on the Texthelp website.

Other Texthelp Software


Equatio is a powerful equation editor that makes it easy to create digital, accessible maths. It saves time, lowers stress and eliminates frustration. It makes maths and science more accessible and engaging for every student.  Try it for free from the Texthelp website.


OrbitNote allows you to transform and interact with documents in a completely different way. Create an accessible, dynamic and collaborative space that works for everyone. Try OrbitNote for free from the Texthelp website.

Fluency Tutor

Fluency tutor tracks and assess oral reading progress, in school and online. Features including text-to-speech, dictionary and translation tools, help struggling readers. By giving them access to support tools that help build their understanding and confidence.

Teachers can share reading passages with their class and receive recordings of the assigned passages back. Helping to keep students reading, whether they’re in class or at home and avoid any learning loss. Try Fluency Tutor  for free from the Texthelp website.

Contact the Assistive Technology Experts at Northwest Ergonomics

Doug Lear and the team at Northwest Ergonomics is here to help with assistive technology on Apple iOS products or any other hardware. Our highly trained experts will consult with you to understand your specific needs and provide solutions that really work. We help people of all ages, including adults in the workplace who have experienced an injury or other disability.

It is important to our caring specialists that you really get the benefit of these wonderful advancements in technology. For that reason we specialize in training and follow-up to make sure that everything is working as effectively as possible for you.

To contact us, use the form on our contact page, or call 206-707-8830.




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Doug Lear
15 years as an Assistive Technology Specialist- Providing services to those with disabilities for those with and those why want to operate a computer more efficiently and effectively by voice, vision, or movements.