Read&Write for Mac's customizable easy-to-use toolbar provides reading, writing, studying, and research support tools within familiar applications (i.e. Word, Pages, Safari, Adobe Reader).
Text to Speech: reads text aloud with dual color highlighting.
Screenshot Reader: reads aloud inaccessible text, including text embedded within an image or Flash, locked PDFs, or online applications. Text can even be exported directly into Word or Pages document.
Phonetic Spell Checker: analyzes and returns suggestions with definitions; Phonetic spelling, flexible spelling, and mirror letter errors are identified.
Word Prediction: learns the writer's style and predicts the word being typed and the next word; prediction can be modified by manually adding words. Indicators show context accuracy to avoid grammatical errors.
Talking Dictionary: provides definitions as well as alternative words to help expand vocabulary and improve reading comprehension. Basic, advances and online dictionaries support writing skills.
Picture Dictionary: displays images for selected words. Users can get a visual image to better understand a words meaning.
Vocabulary List Builder: build lists by highlighting words in a document or web page or by entering words manually. A document is automatically created with the words, definitions and images.
Sounds Like and Confusable Words Checker: identifies words that sound the same but are spelled differently or words that are commonly confused. Display alternate choices and definitions.
Verb Checker: helps determine verb conjugation. Once past, present, or future tense is selected, multiple conjugations are provided.
Talking Calculator: provides the most common functions associated with a Simple or Scientific Calculator; provides an audit trail that shows calculations as they progress.
Speech Maker: quickly and easily select any text and convert into a sound file, such as MP3.
DAISY Reader: reads DAISY Books aloud, includes support for MathML and books using the DAISY plug-in.
Pronunciation Tutor: breaks words into syllables allowing easy recognition of syllables in a word; includes an on-screen moving mouth to help develop more accurate speech.
Scanning: scans print and digital documents; even scan documents using a digital camera.
Fact Mapper: produce a visual representation of facts and ideas on screen. Great for idea mapping, brainstorming, outlining, drafting and revising.
Screen Masking: tints the screen using colors, like an overlay, helping users who have trouble focusing on the screen by masking out active/non-active parts of the screen.
Online Translator: translates single words, paragraphs or blocks of text into multiple languages and speaks the translation aloud while highlighting.
PDF Aloud: speech-enables PDF files with dual color highlighting support.
Study Skills Tools: highlight and extract text from any document or website to create study guides, outlines, etc. Collect highlighted text with bibliography information and export into a Word, Google, or Pages document.
Summary Feature: allows users, while working in Microsoft Word, to summarize a document by paring down its content by 10% to 75%.
NIMAS Conversion Tool: creates NIMAS source files from your work (e.g., Digital Talking Books).
The Mobile USB format includes all of the featured of Read&Write Gold with no installation necessary. It contains all of the files required to run Read&Write Gold and lets users store their own files in addition to their personalized toolbar settings.