First off, What is Read&Write?
Read&Write is a text-to-speech software program with a customizable toolbar that integrates reading, writing, studying, and research support tools with common applications. Some features include Text To Speech with Dual Synchronized Highlighting, Highlighting, Talking Dictionary, Picture Dictionary, Vocabulary Tool, Study Skills tools to capture highlights and OCR capabilities.
Secondly, How is CSDTech utilizing Read&Write for testing accommodations?
The CSDTech Team has started to integrate the reading features from Read&Write to help students who are approved for a reader for exams. This software reads aloud text on the page as if a human reader was reading aloud the exam.
Lastly, Can I use Read&Write even if I’m not approved for testing accommodations?
As of now, CSDTech is distributing Read&Write to all students register with our center. However, CSDTech has a goal in mind to get this software available for all students across the UConn campuses and not just students who are registered with our office. This software can be used on your personal computer for reading articles, books, websites, PowerPoint’s, etc. This software can be beneficial to everyone and has many features to explore. If you want to learn more about this software visit the link below or contact a CSDTech Team member at csdtech@UConn.edu or 860-486-2020 .