Category Archives: About Texthelp

Dyslexia Awareness Week Round up!

We’ve been busy, busy, busy here at Texthelp HQ ever since Dyslexia Awareness week, when a little cuddly toy created quite the buzz!

We would like to introduce you to Arty, the Texthelp Monkey. Monkey Pic

Arty was free to a good home with every download of Read&Write Gold 30 day Free trial during Dyslexia awareness week! He proved so popular that we extended the giveaway an extra week! The only thing we asked of the recipients was a picture to let us know he had settled in in his new home.

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Monkey Rio


Monkey Facebook

The theme for Dyslexia Awareness Week this year was “Beyond Words.” In keeping with this theme, we ran a competition to find the most creative of thinkers amongst our customers! We asked that entrants describe how it feels to have dyslexia without using words – the entries could be in the form of music, art, photography or video. We had some great entries but the panel decided that Ruane Cashmore was the worthy winner. I’m sure you will all agree her entry was both eye-catching and thought provoking!

Ruane Cashmore

National Inclusion Week 2013

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It’s National Inclusion Week this week from 7th until 10th! In support of this, our CEO, and BATA Chairman, Mark McCusker will be holding a Twitter Q&A session on Thursday 10th October at 2pm.

The Q&A session will be on the importance of inclusion in the workplace, what employers can do if their employees have dyslexia or literacy difficulties or even don’t use English as their first language.

We are proud to be supporting National Inclusion Week as one of the aims of our software is to help create an equal and inclusive working environment. Mark comments on supporting National Inclusion Week, “Texthelp is proud to be taking part in National Inclusion Week as our aim has always been to provide inclusive support in the workplace for those that have dyslexia or reading and writing difficulties. We work with organisations such as Transport for London and the Fire Brigades Union to help staff improve their performance, as well as to promote equality and inclusion with the most comprehensive, cutting-edge technology available.”

To pose a question to Mark during the Q&A session use the hashtag #NIW13 or tweet @NationalIncWeek.

Welcome to our Blog!


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Welcome to our blog – Texthelp Talks Back!

We are a group of people who are striving to produce excellent software to help our users improve their reading and writing skills as well as supporting English language learning. This is the place where we’ll try and give you an insight as to what goes on inside our company!

We want to share with you our exciting news and developments, get your input and opinions and let you in on some insider knowledge from an assistive technology company. So, what does Texthelp do? We are a company who develops literacy support software. “Literacy support software? What’s that?” I hear you ask. I too wondered this about five months ago, before I started working at Texthelp. Essentially, we develop software to help individuals who struggle with reading and/or need some writing support to become confident and independent learners. However, since joining Texthelp five months ago, I now realise we do so much more! We also produce some great English language learning software, we offer support on iPad, iPhone and mobile devices and we have software to develop oral reading fluency.

But that’s enough about what we do for now! More importantly, who are we? We are a highly skilled team from far and wide, based in a little town in Northern Ireland called Antrim, who you will get to know over the course of this blog. We have a lot of fun on a day-to-day basis coming up with new wacky marketing ideas as well as new concepts and branding for our products. We are looking forward to bringing you more exciting news from HQ very soon and hearing your views.

For more information and news directly from us, you can visit our website!

See you soon,

PS. One of the features of our Read&Write GOLD software is a Speech Maker function. By using this we can produce an MP3 version of each of our blog entries for you to listen to. You can find it at the top of each of our posts!