IT support software: MindView and Read&Write

March 14th, 2016

Staff and students now have access to MindView 6 and the latest version of Read&Write 11 on University network computers.

What is MindView?

MindView 6 is a piece of mapping software which creates mind-maps including flow-charts, timelines and GANTT charts to help organisation, time management and planning assignments. It can be especially useful for staff and students with Specific Learning Difficulties such as dyslexia to help organise assignments, revision, notes from reading and more.

To use MindView on a network computer, press the Start button in the lower left of your screen. Click All Programs, UoN Applications, Tools and Misc Software, MindView6 and select (UoN) MindView 6.0 to launch.


What is Read&Write?

Read&Write 11 is a TextHelp tool which can read text aloud (from documents, PDFs, websites etc). It can also help check for homophones and offers a variety of research strategy support such as colour coding and grouping research notes.

To use Read&Write 11 on a network computer, press the Start button in the lower left of your screen. Click All Programs, UoN Applications, Tools and Misc Software, and select (UoN) Read&Write 11 to launch.

The below toolbar will then open for you to use.


You may also be prompted to ‘Allow access’ or install the Read&Write extension to your browser, in which case you can follow the onscreen instructions.

Find out more

For more information about the support available to staff and students, visit the Study Resources webpages on the Academic Support website. More information about MindView 6 and Read&Write 11 can be found on the IT Skills and Reading Strategies and Support pages respectively.

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