Updates to Oribi DSA offering

A pink texthelper and red texthelper shaking hands with Texthelp logo on the left side and the Oribi logo on the right

Antrim, 22nd March 2023: At the Texthelp Group, we are constantly looking to improve our products so we can offer the best possible support to students eligible for the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA). 

Since joining forces with Oribi in October 2022, we have continued to build upon our longstanding expertise in assistive technology. We're working together to offer a world-class range of tools that can meet our users' diverse needs.

Speaking to this, Martin McKay, Texthelp’s Founder & CEO said:  "At Texthelp, we have an ambition to bring together the best assistive technologies from around the world. This will allow us to maximise the support we can give to students in the DSA sector." 

As part of our efforts to streamline and develop our product offering, we are retiring VeritySpell from the DSA market. By combining over 10 years of experience in autocorrection software at both Oribi and LexAble, and with the help of AI, we are building a new and improved autocorrection algorithm that will provide even better choice for DSA students. 

Henrik Karlsson, Founder & CEO of Oribi commented: “This will allow us to make both our current and future customers happy for many years to come. We are looking forward to an exciting journey making even better products together in our joint ambition of creating equal opportunities for all.”

About Texthelp

Founded in 1996, the Texthelp Group is a global technology company helping people all over the world to understand and to be understood. It has led the way in creating innovative technology for the education and workplace sectors for the last three decades. 

Texthelp believes in a world where difference, disability or language are no longer barriers. It is focused on helping all people learn, understand, and communicate through the use of digital education and accessibility tools. 

With over 50 million users worldwide, the Texthelp suite of products includes Read&Write, Equatio®, WriQ®, OrbitNote®, ReachDeck® and FluencyTutor® which work alongside existing platforms such as Microsoft Office and G-suite, enabling them to be integrated quickly into any classroom or workplace with ease. 

In 2021, Texthelp acquired the Lingit Group, Wizkids and Don Johnston Inc. By combining capabilities and knowledge across the group, Texthelp can now provide a whole suite of literacy and numeracy support to a greater number of end-users across more geographies. To learn more about Texthelp, visit www.texthelp.com

About Oribi 

For over twenty years Oribi has made market-leading spell checkers and language support apps running on many different platforms. 

Oribi’s knowledge about reading and writing difficulties is combined with sophisticated mathematical algorithms and user-friendly interfaces. The company’s staff includes computer programmers, linguists, web designers and speech-language pathologists. 

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For more information, please contact:

For Texthelp

Niamh Fox

Chief Marketing Officer