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Helping each DSA student to understand and be understood.

Providing personal learning choice for disabled students in the UK.

Across the Texthelp Group, we design assistive technology to help students meet the challenges of reading, writing, maths and study.

Tools for increased confidence, productivity and success.

We’re helping higher education students across the UK who struggle with a range of literacy and mathematical challenges, giving them the confidence they need to study smarter and achieve their full potential.

Read&Write

Helps millions of students worldwide to read, and write, research and express themselves independently.

EquatIO

Makes maths both digital and accessible. Type, handwrite, or dictate any expression, with no tricky coding to master.

Writing Helper

Writing Helper helps students to organise and structure their written assignments from question to submission.

Global Tasks

Global Tasks is a task management tool that reduces stress, and helps you stay on top of your work.

Global AutoCorrect

Global AutoCorrect offers automatic spelling correction as you type, in any program.

ClaroRead

ClaroRead is a simple, easy-to-use and flexible software program that helps you to read, write, study, sit exams, and increase your confidence.

Meet the team

Behind all our products is a global team, with over 25 years’ experience combined,  who are passionate about the work we do.

We’ve created a unique culture, living and working by a set of values that shape how we behave and the technology we create. Let us help you find the right tools to support disabled students in the UK.

Breakdown of needs covered:

Reading & writing difficulties

Students with dyslexia, dyspraxia or dyscalculia

Mental health problems

Students with anxiety, OCD, stress, ADHD/ADD and working memory difficulty

Neurological conditions

Students with epilepsy

Visual impairment

This also includes students with visual stress

Motion and dexterity

Students who have difficulty with motion and dexterity skills

Hearing impairment

Students with hearing impairments

Executive functioning problems

Students who struggle to organise their work.

Request an assessor copy from our product suite by contacting our DSA Specialists.

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What DSA Assessors say about us

I think Read&Write is an excellent resource for users with a wide range of difficulties. I use it mostly with students who have dyslexic traits, but have also introduced it to students who have coordination issues. The range of tools within the software makes it a very flexible resource.

FAQs

  • The Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) is support to cover the study-related costs you have because of a mental health problem, long term illness or any other disability.

    This can be on its own or in addition to student finance. Students do not need to pay back DSA.

  • You can get help with the costs of:

    • specialist equipment, for example a computer if you need one because of your disability
    • non-medical helpers, for example a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter or specialist note taker
    • extra travel to attend your course or placement because of your disability
    • other disability-related study support, for example having to print additional copies of documents for proof-reading
  • You can apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) if you live in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland and have a disability that affects your ability to study, such as a:

    • specific learning difficulty, for example dyslexia or ADHD
    • mental health condition, for example anxiety or depression
    • physical disability, for example if you have to use crutches, a wheelchair or a special keyboard
    • sensory disability, for example if you’re visually impaired, deaf or have a hearing impairment
    • long-term health condition, for example cancer, chronic heart disease or HIV

    You must also:

    • be an undergraduate or postgraduate student (including Open University or distance learning)
    • qualify for student finance from Student Finance England
    • be studying on a course that lasts at least a year
  • Once your eligibility for DSA is confirmed, Student Finance may ask you to contact an assessment centre to work out what help you need. The assessment is paid for through any DSA entitlement you may have and will involve a relaxed chat with an experienced assessor. The purpose is to make sure that you have the right support in place to help you with your studies. After the assessment, you’ll get a report listing equipment and other support you can get for your course.

  • Eligible students will benefit from additional support, specialist equipment and more they need to succeed. This gives all students equal opportunities to progress into higher education and reach their full potential.