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Read&Write for Google making Chrome and Docs a more Accessible learning environment

| Proposal No: 1987

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  • Douglas Rosette, VP Sales, Texthelp Inc

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Length of Session (in hours): 1-hrFormat: Lecture Expertise Level: BeginnerType of session: Not provided

Summary of Session

This vendorlead session with look at the evolution of assistive technology and its migration to Cloud based platforms such as google Apps for Education.


Many of the most common Assistive Technology applications used by school districts do not work in the Google environment. To assist with this, Texthelp has developed Read&Write for Google™, a suite of cloud-based Apps and Extensions for users in the Google Apps for Education environment. The suite includes Read&Write for Google Docs™, a Google Chrome Extension that works on Macs, PCs, and Chromebooks to make Google Documents more accessible with text-to-speech, word prediction, text and picture dictionaries, phonetic spell checker, and more. The suite also includes Apps to make other common file types, such as PDF and ePub, accessible within Google Drive. These Apps provide text-to-speech as well as support tools for annotation, dictionaries, translation, study skills, and much more. This session will walk attendees through a step by step look at each of these power new assistive technologies and engage is discussion on practical based applications.


  1. Comprehension tools for the Learning Disabilities
  2. Chrome and GAFE accessibility
  3. Universal supports for learning

Speaker Bio(s)

Douglas Rosette

Doug Rosette Vice President of Sales - East 888-248-0652 Doug manages a direct sales team and all business development efforts for Texthelp, Inc. in Eastern United States and Canada. Doug has worked in the assistive technology industry for over 20 years. Previously, Doug worked for Cambium Learning, and he was the founder and principal partner at Pathways Technology where he sold software to schools districts and universities around the United States. Doug has a B.S. for Salem State University