Accommodation Software - Read & Write

What Is It?

Montana Tech offers disability accommodation software to assist students, faculty, staff, and alumni with disabilities.

Who Can Use It?

Anyone with a Montana Tech account.

Where Can I Access It?

Montana Tech provides access to a license of Read & Write Literacy Software. Read & Write offers many features such as text to speech and typying from audio.

Step 1: To download Read & Write, visit the Text Help website and select "Try Read&Write":

Select your device and country/region. For this demonstration, we'll be installing Read & Write for Windows 10:

Once the option is selected, the file will begin downloading immediately.

 

Step 2: Once the file is downloaded, run the .exe file and accept any prompts that pop up. Once the initial set up is finished click "Accept and Install":

Open up Read & Write after the installation finishes. You may need to click on the Read & Write logo on the top of your screen:

 

Step 3: Once the sign in page pops up, select "Sign in with Microsoft":

Sign in with your Montana Tech credentials.

 

Screen Masking

Step 1: To enbale screen masking, find the monitor icon at the toolbar at the top. If you hover your mouse over it, it should say "Screen Masking". Go ahead and click on that icon:

 

Step 2: Once you click on the icon your screen will have a blue tint to it. On the bottom right corner click on the gear icon to enter the Screen Masking Settings:

 

Step 3: A settings menu will pop up. For this example we will be showcasing the "Underline cursor" method. Select that option:

 

The Underline cursor allows you to see a horizontal line across the screen that follows your cursor. This feature is handy for reading large test documents online to help prevent skipping lines, for example:

 

Some other features of Read & Write include:

Note: The icons in the image above match the icons in the toolbar of Read & Write.

Details

Article ID: 73623
Created
Tue 3/12/19 10:12 AM
Modified
Thu 7/1/21 9:59 AM