Assistive technology is technology used by individuals with disabilities in order to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible.
Assistive technology can include mobility devices such as walkers and wheelchairs, as well as hardware, software, and peripherals that assist people with disabilities in accessing computers or other information technologies. For example, people with limited hand function may use a keyboard with large keys or a special mouse to operate a computer, people who are blind may use software that reads text on the screen in a computer-generated voice, people with low vision may use software that enlarges screen content, people who are deaf may use a TTY (text telephone), or people with speech impairments may use a device that speaks out loud as they enter text via a keyboard.
For more information, see the AccessIT Knowledge Base article What is accessible electronic and information technology?
Read&Write Gold Software is a flexible Read&Write literacy software solution to help with reading, writing, studying, and research on the Desktop, in the Cloud, or on an iPad. More info here!
This software is available for use by all Washington College students, faculty, and staff. RWG is currently installed in all the computers on the first floor of Miller Library including the Newlin Room. If you would like to have RWG installed on your personal computer or use the available mobile apps, please see go to the OIT Help Desk with your computer or device.
Check out these videos for ways to use RWG!
For more information, email or call us at 410-778-7860.