1 in 7 people are neurodiverse. Inclusive technology supports employees with neurodiverse conditions such as Dyslexia, Autism and ADHD.
Read&Write for Work offers a thoughtful adjustment. It supports an inclusive workplace.
People with neurodiverse conditions bring unique perspectives to the workplace. Read&Write for Work helps to strengthen their diverse talents. And polish the skills they already have. It helps them to complete complex tasks and increases their confidence and productivity. Supporting employers to attract, retain and nurture employees of all capabilities. Creating a culture where differences are celebrated. And a place where every employee has what 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 content. 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. Whilst Similar Word Checker highlights potential homophone errors. Employees are also supported with 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, size 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. Or, having coloured paper available for staff printing helps.
Literacy features can help employees to write with more confidence. And often, employees with neurodiverse conditions benefit from the reassurance it brings. 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. It also includes a Dictionary feature. This allows staff to 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. And 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 neurodiverse employees because it helps with information processing. And, it amplifies literacy errors for effective proofreading.
Text-to-Speech is a key function within Read&Write for Work. And it's 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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