Read & Write Software

Hear web pages and documents read aloud to improve reading comprehension, with choice of natural voices, highlight text, and much more. 

Read&Write (R&W) is literacy software with tools designed for reading, writing, study, and research support. It has reader software that works with our library articles, websites, and alternate format textbooks. It is a software that allows the reader to listen to text while reading. 

Want to know more? Interested in a free license for your computer? Great! Contact your CAS accessibility coordinator. 

Read&Write is available on different platforms.

Read&Write Tools Include:
  • Text to speech
  • Highlighting main topics and subtopics
  • Extracting text to create notes
  • Creating audio notes
  • Tracking search history
  • Creating reference/bibliography lists
  • When online reading, extract your highlights to a seperate file and create study guides.
  • Listen to text on your computer to increase comprehension.
  • Make audio notes
  • Remove clutter on the page
  • Use dictation to brainstorm ideas
  • Translationof many different languages

The Read&Write toolbar is easy to navigate, personalize and use. Students can use the tools below to learn more or contact CAS for one-on-one training. 

Image of the Read&Write toolbar with short descriptions of each tool included. 

Read&Write Toolbar

Read&Write Installation Instructions

To install Read&Write, first select your platform from the list of links below. If assistance is needed, contact CAS. 

R&W for Google Chrome 

  • Installation 
  • Tools   
  • Total Program for Google Chrome             

R&W for Windows

  • Installation 
  • Overview of R&W Tools 
  • Ways to use R&W

R&W for Mac

  • Installation
  • Quick Reference Guide
  • YouTube Video of R&W Mac Tools

R&W for iPad

R&W for Android

R&W for Microsoft Edge