Employers have an increasing duty to ensure that they make adequate provisions to assist employees with dyslexia and literacy difficulties in the workplace. In many cases "hidden" disabilities, such as dyslexia, are not receiving the same level of support and consideration as physical disabilities. Recent studies have shown that as much as 20% of the population have literacy difficulties that restrict their ability to construct and decipher written information. Without the aid of assistive technology they can be severely impeded in carrying out everyday tasks and are hampered in realising their true potential.
Texthelp Systems, the worldwide leader in assistive technology, has recently launched Read&Write 9 GOLD to improve the literacy skills of the workforce and enhance self esteem. Read&Write 9 GOLD is a literacy support tool that works discreetly with all mainstream Windows applications allowing users the opportunity to work in an inclusive manner alongside their employees. The software is easy to use and improves the reading and writing abilities of employees with literacy difficulties, dyslexia and where English is a second language. Features such as spelling support, a talking dictionary, word prediction, study skills, a translator tool, a fact mapper, talking calculator and so on make Read&Write 9 GOLD an invaluable tool to enhance equality and motivation in the workplace. The software has been implemented across numerous Corporate and Government Authority establishments including BERR, Cambridge Constabulary, Kent Fire & Rescue, HMPS, Probation Board, Leicester City Council and the London Fire Brigade.
Detective Constable Nick Parr, Devon and Cornwall Police states “Texthelp’s Read&Write GOLD is a tool that gives confidence and assistance to people who suffer with dyslexia. It has allowed me the opportunity to feel more competent in my written work.”
Mark McCusker, CEO, Texthelp Systems states “We are delighted to launch Read&Write 9 GOLD as a result of customer feedback and to meet the needs of users in the workplace. Our aim is to provide methods of support and assistance for those with literacy difficulties. That way, we can contribute to improved quality of work, greater equality, motivation and self esteem for all employees.”
Read&Write 9 GOLD assists organisation to make reasonable adjustments in the workplace to meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act (1995) and the Disability Equality Duty (2006).
For further information on Read&Write 9 GOLD, or to receive a FREE 30 day demo of the software, please contact Elaine on Tel: 028 9442 8105 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org