texthelper showing the location of the browsealoud button

To hear text read out loud, or to translate content to an alternative language, use our Browsealoud toolbar.

Using your child’s C2K school email address (@c2ken) and password, log in to Google Chrome.
Your C2K email address and password is available from the school.

 

First, Click on 'sign in' in the top right corner.

Then enter the child's C2K email, followed by their password.

Chrome browser with blue sign in button highlighted in the top right hand corner of the screenGoogle Chrome sign in window with enter email or phone textbox highlightedGoogle Chrome sign in window with enter your password textbox highlighted

Click on the purple Read&Write puzzle piece icon in the top right corner of the Chrome browser.

If you’re asked to log in to Read&Write, use your child’s C2K school email address and password.


Google Chrome browser window with purple, jigsaw puzzle piece Read&Write icon highlighted in the top right hand corner of the screen
Read&Write for Google Chrome toolbar

The toolbar will appear on screen, ready to be used.

Read&Write toolbar overlaying a Google doc

Read&Write toolbar overlaying a webpage
Read&Write toolbar being used to read text aloud in a Google doc

Texthelp PDF Reader

Did you know you can use features of the Read&Write toolbar when viewing PDFs? To do this, you’ll need to use the Texthelp PDF Reader extension.

You should see the PDF reader icon pinned at the top right hand corner of your Chrome browser.

If you can not locate the extension, simply visit the chrome store to install the ‘Texthelp PDF Reader App’, by simply clicking ‘Add to Chrome’.








Once the extension is installed, get started by locating a PDF in your Google Drive. Simply right click the file and choose ‘Open with’ followed by ‘Read&Write for Google Chrome’.

Your PDF will now open with the Read&Write toolbar.










You can also make Read&Write your default PDF viewer by going to Google Drive settings and choosing Manage apps, then check “Use by Default"




To find out more information about the PDF Reader, take a toolbar tour to find out exactly how it can help you.

Extensions pinned to browser, with Read&Write PDF Reader icon highlighted.


 Google Chrome Store browser window for the Texthelp PDF Reader App extension , with the ‘add to chrome’ button highlighted in the right hand corner of screen.

Right click menu showing ‘Open with’ option and ‘Read&Write for Google Chrome’ highlighted.

PDF opened with Read&Write PDF viewer toolbar in operation.

Google drive settings window, with the tick box checked to use Read&Write for Google Chrome as the default PDF viewer option.


Take the tour

Texthelp Screenshot Reader

To make use of the screenshot reader feature within the Read&Write toolbar, you will need to install Texthelp’s screenshot reader extension to your Chrome browser. Follow the instructions below to get set up, it should only take a few seconds.


 

Open the Read&Write toolbar, and click on the Screenshot Reader icon.

Read&Write toolbar with the ‘screenshot reader’ icon highlighted.

You will automatically be brought to the Chrome store where you can install the Screenshot reader extension. Simply click ‘Add to Chrome’

Google Chrome Store browser window for the Screenshot reader extension, with the ‘add to chrome’ button highlighted in the right hand corner of screen.

Once installed, you can use the screenshot reader feature within the toolbar.

Simply click the icon and just drag your mouse over any text in an image or diagram, and it will be read aloud.

img src="https://i.ibb.co/xLYP26n/Screenshot-reader-3-copy.png" alt="Read&Write screenshot reader feature in action, with a pink box drawn over a diagram, so students can hear words read aloud." border="0">

Here to help

Our team are on hand to help you every step of the way with getting to grips with Read&Write. We can schedule online webinars, phone calls or even an onsite visit, simply get in touch.

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Members of our education team, Andrew and Richard