Assistive Technology

Read&Write is a free literacy software (PC & Mac) available for all Miami students, faculty & staff. The toolbar contains many features that integrate with the programs you use every day such as Word, Adobe Reader, internet browsers, and more. Contact the ATS for training to see which features are right for you!

Training Videos

Read&Write for Windows Training Videos

Read&Write for Mac Training Videos

Read&Write for Google Chrome Training Videos

Features

  • Text-to-Speech (Have documents and books in PDF/Word read out loud)
  • Digital Highlighting (Highlight notes in documents with multiple colors)
  • Speech Maker (Create an MP3 audio file from a document)
  • Word Prediction (Makes writing papers easier and faster)
  • Language Translator
  • Scan Hard Copy Documents to Word, PDF or HTML files
  • And more!

Read&Write supports the following:

  • Different learning styles (Example: Auditory & Visual)
  • Reading comprehension
  • Writing & Studying skills
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Research and more!

To download* Read&Write, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Miami's IT Help page
  2. Sign in on the upper-right-hand side of the screen with your Miami Unique ID and Password.
  3. Enter “Read&Write" in the search box at the top of the screen.
  4. Select Mac or Windows.
  5. Enter your Miami UniqueID and password in the authentication box.
  6. Locate the file in your Download folder.
  7. Run the program and follow the installation prompts.
  8. Note: If you receive the following message, “Read&Write.pkg can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer,” Control-click or right-click the file and then select “Open”. You may be asked to enter the administrative name and password for your computer.
  9. After installation is complete, open the program and accept the license agreement.
  10. Note: You will be prompted to enter an activation code. You do not need to enter an activation code.
  11. Click "Activate."

Apple includes assistive technology in its products as standard features — at no additional cost. For example, iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Mac OS X include screen magnification and VoiceOver, a screen-access technology, for the blind and visually impaired. To assist those with cognitive and learning disabilities, every Mac includes an alternative, simplified user interface that rewards exploration and learning. And, for those who find it difficult to use a mouse, every Mac computer includes Mouse Keys, Slow Keys, and Sticky Keys, which adapt the computer to the user’s needs and capabilities. Visit the links below for more information on Apple’s products & play the videos below for iPad Accessibility demos.

Mac OS X Accessibility

Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts

iPad/iPhone Accessibility Features

Evernote app

Evernote is a free app available on all Apple and Android devices as well as your PC and Mac. It lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders–and makes these notes completely searchable on all your devices, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go. You must create a free Evernote account to start using the app. Visit the Evernote Website to download.

Audio Note Lite app icon

Audio Note Lite is a free app for Apple devices that will allow you to take recorded notes as well as written notes. It’s great for recording classroom lectures, homework assignments, and reminders. Visit the following link to download: AudioNote Lite Download

Android Accessibility Suite Logo

Android Accessibility Suite is a collection of accessibility services that enable people to use an Android device eyes-free or with the use of a switch device.

Android Accessibility Suite includes the following services:
•The TalkBack screen reader adds spoken, audible, and vibration feedback to your device.
•Switch-Access lets you control your device with a switch.
•Select to Speak lets you select something on your screen and hear it read or described aloud. Visit the following link to download: Android Accessibility Suite Download.

Read&Write

Read&Write is a free literacy software (PC & Mac) available for all Miami students, faculty & staff. The toolbar contains many features that integrate with the programs you use every day such as Word, Adobe Reader, internet browsers, and more. Contact the ATS for training to see which features are right for you!

Training Videos

Read&Write for Windows Training Videos

Read&Write for Mac Training Videos

Read&Write for Google Chrome Training Videos

Features

  • Text-to-Speech (Have documents and books in PDF/Word read out loud)
  • Digital Highlighting (Highlight notes in documents with multiple colors)
  • Speech Maker (Create an MP3 audio file from a document)
  • Word Prediction (Makes writing papers easier and faster)
  • Language Translator
  • Scan Hard Copy Documents to Word, PDF or HTML files
  • And more!

Read&Write supports the following:

  • Different learning styles (Example: Auditory & Visual)
  • Reading comprehension
  • Writing & Studying skills
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Research and more!

To download* Read&Write, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Miami's IT Help page
  2. Sign in on the upper-right-hand side of the screen with your Miami Unique ID and Password.
  3. Enter “Read&Write" in the search box at the top of the screen.
  4. Select Mac or Windows.
  5. Enter your Miami UniqueID and password in the authentication box.
  6. Locate the file in your Download folder.
  7. Run the program and follow the installation prompts.
  8. Note: If you receive the following message, “Read&Write.pkg can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer,” Control-click or right-click the file and then select “Open”. You may be asked to enter the administrative name and password for your computer.
  9. After installation is complete, open the program and accept the license agreement.
  10. Note: You will be prompted to enter an activation code. You do not need to enter an activation code.
  11. Click "Activate."

Windows 10 Built-In Technologies

Mac OS/iOS Built-In Features

Apple includes assistive technology in its products as standard features — at no additional cost. For example, iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Mac OS X include screen magnification and VoiceOver, a screen-access technology, for the blind and visually impaired. To assist those with cognitive and learning disabilities, every Mac includes an alternative, simplified user interface that rewards exploration and learning. And, for those who find it difficult to use a mouse, every Mac computer includes Mouse Keys, Slow Keys, and Sticky Keys, which adapt the computer to the user’s needs and capabilities. Visit the links below for more information on Apple’s products & play the videos below for iPad Accessibility demos.

Mac OS X Accessibility

Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts

iPad/iPhone Accessibility Features

Apps

Evernote app

Evernote is a free app available on all Apple and Android devices as well as your PC and Mac. It lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders–and makes these notes completely searchable on all your devices, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go. You must create a free Evernote account to start using the app. Visit the Evernote Website to download.

Audio Note Lite app icon

Audio Note Lite is a free app for Apple devices that will allow you to take recorded notes as well as written notes. It’s great for recording classroom lectures, homework assignments, and reminders. Visit the following link to download: AudioNote Lite Download

Android Accessibility Suite Logo

Android Accessibility Suite is a collection of accessibility services that enable people to use an Android device eyes-free or with the use of a switch device.

Android Accessibility Suite includes the following services:
•The TalkBack screen reader adds spoken, audible, and vibration feedback to your device.
•Switch-Access lets you control your device with a switch.
•Select to Speak lets you select something on your screen and hear it read or described aloud. Visit the following link to download: Android Accessibility Suite Download.