Word Prediction Software

Word prediction software (such as TextHELP! Read & Write) helps some students with physical limitations to type more quickly and accurately. TextHelp Read & Write works in conjunction with all Windows applications, including email and word processors. This software also reads text aloud so users can ensure they have typed the correct words. It has advanced spell checking, document scanning, screen reading, speech input, and pronunciation facilities. TextHelp Read & Write is available in the Novell Application Launcher on any workstation in the Unity Labs.

Responsibilities are as follows:


•Provide word prediction software at the department or schedule testing through the DRO.
•For the student to use word prediction software at the DRO, it may be necessary for the instructor to be flexible about when the student takes the test for various reasons such as back-to-back classes, two final exams in a 24-hour period, DRO space or staff availability.


•Meet with the instructor to determine whether the test will be at the department or at the DRO.
•Any test scheduling conflicts should be addressed with the instructor and resolved well in advance of the test.


•Provide software and testing space when student has a scheduled test at the DRO.