1 in 7 people are neurodivergent. Inclusive technology supports employees with conditions such as Dyslexia, Autism and ADHD.
Read&Write for Work offers a thoughtful adjustment.
Neurodivergent individuals bring unique perspectives to the workplace. Read&Write for Work helps to create an inclusive workplace by strengthening diverse talents and polishing the skills employees already have. That's why Read&Write for Work plays a key role in helping a business to attract, retain and nurture employees of all capabilities. With Read&Write for Work, you can create a culture where differences are celebrated and every employee has the tools they need to achieve their best.
Employees with Dyslexia often benefit from software that supports spelling and grammar. It allows them to spend more time on the context of what they are writing and removes the worry over the mechanics of spelling.
Read&Write for Work provides an advanced spelling and grammar check. Its Check It feature highlights grammar and spelling errors. Similar Word Checker highlights potential homophone errors, and offers alternative suggestions.
Screen overlay software supports those with ADHD or Dyslexia who could benefit from being able to minimise on-screen distractions. It also benefits employees with sensitivities to colour or light. That’s because it helps to reduce on-screen glare from the stark white background.
Read&Write’s screen-tinting feature allows employees to tint the screen to their chosen colour. It also provides a reading spotlight that can be tailored by colour, sise and opacity. Screen masking software such as this, helps to focus the users attention on content they want to read. It helps to reduce what many Dyslexics describe as ‘distorted and moving text’. This makes it easier to interpret, and helps employees to complete tasks quicker. Screen tinting also helps to ease eye strain for everyone.
Before screen masking software, people with Dyslexia were advised to place a colour overlay over their monitor. Screen tinting software offers a more efficient option. Today, colour overlays can benefit employees when reading through paperwork. Having coloured paper available for staff printing also helps.
Literacy tools can help employees to write with more confidence. Employees with neurodiverse conditions benefit from the reassurance it brings. For example, Read&Write for Work offers intuitive word prediction. As employees type, they are offered suggested words. This helps employees to keep their flow and stay on topic. The software also includes a Dictionary feature so staff can instantly check the meaning of unfamiliar words. The feature supports industry-specific terminology within medical, engineering and legal professions (120,000 specialist words available).
Also included in the software is our Diction feature. With Diction, employees simply speak and watch their words appear on screen. It offers an alternative to written notes. This helps employees who may struggle to put their thoughts down. It also benefits those working in fast-paced environments, where there’s a need for speed and accuracy.
Text-to-Speech software allows staff to hear on-screen text read out loud. This is beneficial for neurodivergent employees because it helps with information processing. As a bonus, it also amplifies literacy errors for effective proofreading!
Text-to-Speech is a key function within Read&Write for Work. It's also supported by Screenshot Reader. Screenshot Reader makes inaccessible text or images accessible. Employees can capture inaccessible images or text from anywhere and convert them into accessible and editable formats.
“My dyslexia has always made some quite specific things tricky while I’m writing, like getting word endings correct. As soon as I discovered Read&Write for Work I found it a really big help. It immediately made me so much more confident in my writing.”
Neurodiversity not only refers to neurodifferences such as Dyslexia, Autism and ADHD. It also refers to those with acquired neurodiversity. This is because it is used to refer to differences in brain function. Accessibility features can also support individuals with a mental health condition, neurological illness or brain injury. Texthelp’s Nikki Goode explains as she shares her story.
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