List of principal resources and publishers

The following software is available from the publisher (in brackets after each item) or from REM (see Section 9.2, for address details).

Talking books

Electronic Library (Carron)

Living Books (Broderbund)

Matti Mole (Sherston)

Oxford Reading Tree (Sherston)

Rusty Dreamer (Sherston)

Sherlock (Sherston)

Keyboard software

Type to Learn (Scholastic)

First Keys to Literacy (Widgit)

Kaz (Kaz Learning Systems)

Word bank and predictive utilities

Co:Writer6 (iANSYST)

Penfriend (Concept Design)

Read&Write (textHELP Systems)

WriteOnline (Crick Computing)

Talking word processors

ClaroRead (Claro Software)

Ginger (Ginger Software)

Kurzweil 3000 (Kurzweil Educational Systems)

Pages (Granada Learning)

Read & Write GOLD (textHELP Systems)

Talking First Word 4.2 (

Talking TextEase (SoftEase)

Write Away (Black Cat)

Write:Outloud6 (Inclusive Technology) 

Spelling and phonics software

GAMZ2 (Inclusive Technology)

Ginger (Ginger Software)

Magic-e (Xavier)

PhonicsTutor (

Soapbox (Xavier)

Sounds and Rhymes (Xavier)

Starspell (Fisher Marriott)


Wordshark4 (White Space)

Organisation software

Inspiration v9 (iANSYST)

IDONS (IDON Software)

Thinksheet (Fisher Marriott)

Maths software

Amazing Maths (Iona)

Easy Peasy (Easy Peasy)

Logical Journey of the Zoombinis (Broderbund)

Mad about Maths (Dorling Kindersley)

MathMania (Topologika)

Maths Circus (4Mation)

MathSphere (REM)

Maths Quest (Disney)

NumberShark4 (White Space)

Other resources

AcceleRead, AcceleWrite (iANSYST) – book.

Handwriting for Windows (KBER) – software for creating handwriting sheets in your school’s style.

The Literacy File (John Bald) – reference file for literacy resources.

A–Z of Reading Schemes (NASEN) – book and CD-ROM.