WOBURN, Mass.–Announced at the Google Partner Conference on Friday March 11th, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Texthelp was awarded the ‘Technology Partner of the Year Award’ in the Devices Category (2015).
@texthelp has been awarded #GoogleforEdu’s Tech Partner of the year award, recognizing its work in Education
Presented by Rich Rao, Director of Chrome & Android from Google, the award recognizes the significant growth of Texthelp’s world leading ‘Read&Write’ product. Specifically designed as a Google Chrome extension for Schools and Higher Education institutions who have adopted Google Apps for Education (GAFE) the literacy and learning support software integrates seamlessly with Google Drive, Classroom, Analytics and other Google Apps to augment and improve the student and teacher ‘user experience’.
Awarded retrospectively for its growth over 2015, the ‘Read&Write for Google Chrome’ product grew exponentially over that short time period from approximately 1 million to 4 million users. The software’s continuous and recurring user base means that millions of user sessions are being delivered every school day.
The easy-to-use extension for Google Chrome makes the web and files in Google Drive accessible to anyone who needs support with their reading and writing, including students with learning difficulties, dyslexia or ELL/ESL. Students can hear highlighted words, phrases or whole documents read aloud naturally, as well as benefit from a number of other reading and writing tools.
Remarking on ‘Read&Write For Google Chrome’s’ success, Martin McKay, Chief Technology Officer and founder of Texthelp commented, “Texthelp became a Google for Education Partner in March 2015 and we’re extremely pleased to be awarded this accolade. It’s great that our efforts to integrate Google’s APIs into our software, and our close alignment to their development, is recognized in this way.”
Texthelp believes that everyone shares a fundamental need to be understood by others, and language is our passport to academic, social and professional success. This is what drives us to create smart, easy-to-use support technologies that enable young people and adults read and write with confidence and independence and to benefit from the English language.
Texthelp works with leading technology companies including Google and Microsoft, and works closely together with many of the world’s major educational publishers to provide bespoke literacy support solutions to classrooms worldwide.
Texthelp’s world leading assistive and language learning software is used daily by students and educators in schools, colleges and universities worldwide. Our corporate software tools continue to be used by blue-chip companies, as well as large and small scale public departments and government organizations and agencies globally.
Texthelp has been recognized in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 for 14 consecutive years.
Texthelp has been awarded Google’s Technology Partner of the Year (Devices) 2015.
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