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 choose ‘Tools for Learning’ and select the program you wish to use from the menu list.

If you would like any resources or advice and guidance to support you in exploring these technologies please contact the team.

Useful technologies available at Edge Hill

We have the following applications available on the University network:

Read & Write Gold

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

Currently we have a temporary license for Read and Write which is available to all Edge Hill staff and students whilst social distancing measures remain in place.

Get in touch with the Catalyst Helpdesk virtually via email or live chat and we will be able to provide an instructional video and product key so you can download the software at home.


Inspiration software is a mindmapping tool which is ideal for ideation and organising your thoughts and ideas to create detailed plans that can support your academic writing: Inspiration

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

MindView 7.0    

MindView is a professional mind mapping software that allows you to visually brainstorm, organise and present ideas. It also has easy to use project management features: Mind View 7.0