Texthelp expert-led EquatIO and Read&Write training for UA users—you’re invited!
The Faculty Resource Center’s Emerging Technology and Accessibility team invites you to participate in upcoming opportunities to learn more about Texthelp tools for reading, writing, language learning and STEM subjects. These tools are free to all UA students, faculty, and staff. They are particularly beneficial for English language learners, students with learning disabilities, and students who can benefit from writing supports, but are useful to all. Please consider joining us for these events and sharing this post with others who may wish to attend.
Introduction to EquatIO
Monday, September 10
A232 Gordon Palmer Hall
EquatIO is an application that supports math and STEM subjects; it is freely available to all UA students, faculty, and staff on campus and personal machines. With EquatIO, you can type, handwrite or speak to create equations, formulas, and other math and chemistry expressions on a computer or Chromebook; there’s also a library of ready-made expressions you can use to add math and chemistry content to a document. EquatIO also supports LaTex, a typesetting and mark-up language that’s widely used for mathematical and scientific documents. UA users also have access to the EquatIO mathspace collaborative workspace and EquatIO Mobile, a mobile companion that lets you use your phone or tablet to draw, dictate or take a picture of math and add it to a document open on your computer or Chromebook. The Introduction to EquatIO session, led by an EquatIO expert trainer, will provide a comprehensive introduction to EquatIO and EquatIO mathspace (access a sample agenda via Box).
Introduction to Read&Write
Wednesday, October 17
8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (Read&Write for Google Chrome)
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (Read&Write for Windows)
A232 Gordon Palmer Hall
Read&Write is a literacy support solution with tools for reading, writing, research and studying that is freely available to all UA students, faculty, and staff on campus and personal machines. A simple toolbar at the top of the screen that you can customize to meet your specific needs, Read&Write offers support with tasks like reading text out loud, understanding unfamiliar words, researching assignments and proofing written work. Read&Write is particularly beneficial for English language learners and users with learning disabilities, but it’s useful for all learners. The Introduction to Read&Write sessions, led by a Read&Write expert trainer, will provide a comprehensive introduction to Read&Write for Google Chrome and Read&Write for Windows.
Read&Write and EquatIO are part of the Texthelp suite of tools freely available to all UA students, faculty and staff. UA users can also access Snapverter, an easy to use add-on for Read&Write for Google Chrome and iOS app that transforms papers and files into readable PDF documents. Additional information about the Texthelp tools, including instructions for download and use, can be found on the Texthelp page of the OIT software catalog.
We hope to see you there! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to learn more about Read&Write, EquatIO, or Snapverter but are unable to attend.