Academic Support Programs
Quick reference for Read and Write
Dictionary: click this button when you have selected a word to look up in the dictionary. Alternatively click the button before selecting a word then type the word into the text box. Use this when looking for definitions.
Hear Homophones: Use the small arrow button to open options, then click on this button to view text and identify alternatives.
Read previous: click this button to have the previous word, sentence or paragraph spoken to you.
Speak text: use the small arrow button to open options. Click this button to hear your text spoken. You can first select the text or just click the button.
Pause Speech: click this button to pause speech and click again to resume.
Read Next: click this button to have the next word, sentence or paragraph, spoken to you.
Stop Speech: click this button to stop speech.
Screenshot Reader:click this button to speech-enable previously inaccessible text, such as locked PDF documents or inaccessible flash.
Speech Maker: click this button to convert any text that you select and turn it into a sound file.
Daisy Book Reader: click this button to convert selected text to a sound file.
Pronunciation Tutor:click this button to break words into syllables.
Scanning: click this button to OCR/Scan a document. Use the small arrow button to open options.
Fact Finder: use the small arrow to open options. Click this button to do a quick web search directly from windows applications.
Fact Folder: use the small arrow button to review existing facts. Click this button to store selected information.
Fact Mapper: this tool allows you to produce a visual representation of facts and ideas on screen.
Speech input: this tool allows you to create documents by dictating into a microphone attached to the computer.
Highlight button:there are four of these, pink green, yellow and blue. Use to highlight selected text.
Help Files: click this button to open the Read and Write manual which can be also be used with the Speak text function.
Undock the toolbar with this button.
Options: click here to change the toolbar and display more icons.
Last modified July 24 2012 12:13 PM