Read&Write – Software Support for Effective Learning
You have a LOT of reading to do. You need to respond in writing for an assignment. You have to try to grasp the new concepts so you can understand and retain it for the test. You need the kinds of supports that Read&Write can give you!
Read&Write is an innovative literacy software for Windows or Mac that supports reading comprehension, writing, research, and study skills for ALL learners, inclusive of various learning styles and abilities, including English Language Learners and students with specific learning needs.
Read&Write works directly with applications and formats such as Microsoft Office Suite, PDF files (both accessible and inaccessible), as well as several web browsers including Chrome and Firefox.
- Reading – text-to-speech tools, PDF reader, a vocabulary list builder, translator, and more.
- Study and Research – highlighters that will let you collect highlighted info for a study guide.
- Writing – speech-to-text, word prediction, advanced spelling and grammar checker and more.
A Read&Write software license has been made available for home use to all students, faculty, and staff by Student Services and the Office of Disability Services. Use the links below to download and begin using the many features.
Installing Read&Write for Windows and Mac on Your Home Computer
Please note: If you have a previously installed version of Read&Write on your computer, please delete and install this new version using the links provided for Windows or Mac. The current version for Windows is 12.0.71 and for Mac it is 7.1.3.
If Chrome is your default browser, an extension must be added.
If Firefox is your default browser, a plugin must be added.
At startup, a Read&Write toolbar will be placed on your desktop. It is fully customizable and can be moved anywhere on the desktop.
“How To” videos on YouTube
Support Article for using Scan to make PDF documents accessible
Scan A PDF For Reading Using Read&Write For Windows - Step by step instructions
Read&Write for Windows - Scan video tutorial
Additional Resources found in Read&Write
Let’s Get it Read! - Description of each of the 4 text to speech tools and why to use each.
Key Tools for Specific Learning Needs for Higher Ed - our top 5 to 7 tool suggestions for reading, writing, studying, language learners and instructors.
Supports for International Students - a list of tools most helpful for students who are learning a new language.
Supports for Students with Dyslexia - a list of tools most helpful for students with dyslexia.
Supports for Students with Specific Learning Needs - a list of tools most helpful for students.