Accessibility and the new Windows 10

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The long-awaited Windows 10 operating system is here, and has brought with it exciting new features and the return of some familiar, favorite features. The new Edge browser, the voice-activated assistant Cortana, and the comeback of the much-loved Start menu are just a few of the highlights.

Windows 10 also includes a host of Accessibility features that allow users with visual impairments, physical limitations and other disabilities to customize their Windows experience to fit their needs. Read on to learn about the top accessibility features in Windows 10.

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Top 8 GAFE Resources for Educators

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Believe it or not, it’s that time again… Summer is coming to an end and soon millions of teachers and students across the Northern Hemisphere will be heading back to the classroom to kick off another school year.

If you haven’t already, now’s the time to get up to speed (or refresh your knowledge) on the skills you need to help make this school year a success.  If your school uses Google Apps for Education (GAFE), we’ve just made this process easier with a brand new free guide to the top GAFE resources for educators. Continue reading to learn more.

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A new texthelp team is now on the ground in Australia

A big welcome to our two newest Texthelpers as we set up a dedicated Texthelp team for the very first time in Australia! Meet Greg O’Connor and Barbara Landsberg who joined Texthelp at the beginning of June this year and have clocked up a busy first month already.

They bring with them many years of experience in supporting successful use of inclusive learning technologies, as part of the well-known Spectronics team. Along with their years spent working in schools with students who struggle with literacy. They will now be available in Asia Pacific friendly timezones to assist with any enquiries from across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Read on to learn more about how you can connect with Greg and Barbara in the coming months in particular and how they will be able to support you.

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Further your CA Google Summit Experience at #GAFEtalk

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This year the EdTechTeam’s California Summit featuring Google for Education will once again take place in Palo Alto, CA. While last year’s summit included well over 1000 attendees, this year looks to be even bigger as it will stretch over two weekends (July 11-12 and July 18-19) in sunny California.

In addition to the jam packed weekend sessions, Texthelp will be hosting our 2nd #GAFEtalk event at the Sheraton Palo Alto on Friday, July 17th. This event gives summit attendees (and other California educators) access to a full day of great content, insightful speakers, free software and even lunch!

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Coming Soon to Fluency Tutor for Google…

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This week, Google announced a few new features for Google Classroom, and we are excited to share a sneak peek of how we are integrating these updates into Fluency Tutor™ for Google.

Fluency Tutor™ for Google, Texthelp’s time-saving leveled reading and assessment tool, will soon include the new Google Classroom Share button to offer teachers an even easier way to share reading passages with their students. With the Google Classroom Share button, teachers using Fluency Tutor for Google will soon be able to share a reading passage with an entire class of students in Google Classroom, with the click of a button.

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