Equity and Diversity Services
Reading, Writing, Studying Tools
This page describes the software available to Mason employees and students that aid in reading, writing and studying. This software is available in the ATI office for demonstrations. Please contact us to schedule an appointment for an assessment to see which features are right for you.
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READ & WRITE GOLD
*Read & Write Gold is a software solution designed to help individuals struggling with reading and writing, those with learning disabilities and learners where English is a second language. Any individual with a Mason ID can download a FREE PC or Mac remote user copy from Blackboard! (See How-To video below). The toolbar integrates with Microsoft Word, Internet browsers and Google docs to provide literacy support such as word prediction, studying tools such as highlighting features and a Speech Maker feature where you can turn any block of text into an mp3 file. An updated PC version 11 is now available on Blackboard!
Benefits of Read&Write Gold:
- Improves Reading Fluency and Comprehension
- Facilitates Research, Writing, Studying, and Test Taking
- Integrates with Mainstream Applications
- Encourages Independence and Inclusion
- Supports Common Core State Standards
- Provides UDL Tools that Benefit ALL Students across all RTI Tiers
- Prepares Students for Success in College and Careers
Downloads, Feature Videos & Quick Start Guides
NEW! Read & Write Gold 11 Demo Video- Study Skills Feature
*Inspiration 9 is the ultimate thinking, learning and mind mapping tool. This software will help you brainstorm ideas, structure your thoughts and communicate your concepts. Using the integrated tools, you can create maps, visual diagrams, take notes, create structure plans and more all within the same program! Whether you are a student or a faculty member, Inspiration can help you to organize your thoughts and communicate ideas for any subject or topic. Click here for more information about Inspiration and how to download a FREE trial. You can also find information about the Inspiration iPad App under the Mobile Apps section.