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Spring Time at Barry Bennett

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Spring time with Barry Bennett

By Carolyn Lowry

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Here at Texthelp, the DSA team kicked off the spring season as proud sponsors of the annual Barry Bennett Spring Workshops held in Reading and Bolton. This was my first year attending one of these workshops and it was a fantastic experience that I certainly look forward to repeating.

From October 2013 the team at Barry Bennett dedicated their time and made huge efforts to make their 2014 Workshops the best year ever – and they certainly succeeded.

This year’s workshops ran differently than previous years. 16 suppliers within the DSA market held short presentations as well as workshops where attendees could have hands on experience with their hardware and software. There was a great buzz generated by the workshops and presentations held by the suppliers. One attendee said, “This has been my first time at a Barry Bennett training event and I have been very impressed by the quality of the speakers.”

In attendance at both events was our DSA manager Jonathan Walker who delivered some informative workshops on our award winning literacy support software, Read&Write Gold. For delegates who came along to his workshops there was also the opportunity to enter our fantastic competition to win a trip for 2 to Paris worth up to £1000.

winnerJodie Parkes an Independent Assistive Technology Specialist, was our lucky winner from the Reading workshops and Julie Davies, a SpLD Advisor at Edge Hill University was our lucky winner from the Bolton workshops. Both winners were absolutely thrilled with their prizes!

When Julie was informed that she had won the £1000 trip to Paris she said, ‘’When I attended the Barry Bennett Conference in Bolton, I never dreamt of winning such a fantastic prize – a holiday to Paris! Having enjoyed the conference and workshops, it was such a surprise to be drawn as the winner of the Texthelp competition to Paris, and I would like to thank Texthelp for such a wonderful prize.’’

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We would like to say a massive thank you to all the staff at Barry Bennett for all the hard work and dedication that went in to organising two fantastic and very successful events.

We also hope Jodie and Julie have an amazing time in Paris. Send us a postcard guys!

Paris Postcard

Back to School!

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It’s September again – that means back to school in the UK for teachers and students alike. The first day back can be just as daunting and exciting for teachers as it is for the pupils!

Watch this short video to find out how one local teacher, John Emerson from Clounagh Junior High School, feels about the new term and how he plans to integrate Read&Write Gold with his lessons.

Many thanks to John and Clounagh Junior High School for taking part in this video.

Get started with Read&Write Gold!

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Get Started with Read&Write Gold!

We know it can be difficult getting to grips with something new! That’s why we’ve created this great new video to help get started with the latest version of Read&Write Gold.

Whether you’re using it for study, work or just in everyday life, we’re sure there are some handy hints and tips in the video that can help you!

Just in case you’re not too familiar with Read&Write Gold, here’s some background. Our award-winning Read&Write Gold software is used around the globe to help struggling readers, those with literacy difficulties, such as dyslexia and English Language Learners. Our clever toolbar hosts an array of powerful reading, writing and study support tools and discreetly integrates will all major applications. With these tools you can be sure that you never make another mistake in your assignments, emails and even Social Media status updates.

Now that you know what it is, click here to see Read&Write Gold in action!

Read&Write 11 is here!

We are very pleased to announce that the latest version of our award-winning software, Read&Write Gold is now available!

The latest release sees Read&Write Gold take on a whole new look and feel as well as including some exciting new features and enhancements.

Watch this short interview with Martin (our Chief Technical Officer) discussing what’s new in Read&Write Gold.

Let us know what you think of Read&Write Gold’s new look!

To try Read&Write Gold for yourself you can download a 30 day free trial here.