Assistive Technology

From proofreading and note taking, to planning written work, Assistive Technology (AT) can assist you in your studies.

Where to find the software

Click on the Windows Start button   then select All programs / Tools for Learning  and select the program you wish to use from the menu list.

Network Offer

We have the following applications available on the University network:

Claro Read    

Claro Read is Text-to-Speech software. You can read any on-screen text out loud and improve your writing in MS Word: Claro Software – Claro Read

Read & Write Gold 11.5    

Read & Write literacy software makes lots of everyday literacy tasks simpler, quicker and more accurate. Its friendly features help English language learners as well as people with Dyslexia, or other learning difficulties: Text Help Read & Write Gold

Inspiration 9.0    

Inspiration is mind mapping software for visual mapping, outlining, writing and making presentations: Inspiration 9.0

MindView 6.0    

MindView is a professional mind mapping software that allows you to visually brainstorm, organize and present ideas. It also has easy to use project management features: Mind View 6.0

AT User Guides

Creating a basic Mind Map using Inspiration 9

Creating a Basic Mind Map with MindView 6

Mind View 6 – Exporting Mind Maps to Microsoft Word

ReadWrite11QuickCard

Read & Write Gold 11 – Useful Features

ClaroRead Quick Guide

Other useful study app Guides

Using EverNote with Windows

Using Evernote to take notes during lectures

Google Keep

Introduction to OneNote

MyStudyBar Version 4

Using Google Docs to transcribe audio recordings

Useful utilities

ClaroRead Cloud Service

Claro Read OCR Service

ClaroRead Anywhere

ClaroRead Anywhere Text to Speech

Download Inspiration 9

Inspiration 9 is free to use for Edge Hill staff and students. Follow the link below to download:

Inspiration 9 for Mac and PC