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Read & Write

Read & Write is an innovative literacy software that supports reading fluency and comprehension, writing, studying and research.


Read & Write, is designed to help individuals of all ages, abilities and learning styles with tools including: 

  • Text-to-speech 
  • Phonetic spell checker 
  • Concept mapper 
  • Fact finder 
  • Word prediction 
  • Voice note 
  • Vocabulary list builder 

The customizable, easy-to-use toolbar seamlessly integrates with common applications including Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Adobe Reader, and Safari, Chrome and Internet Explorer web browsers.

Help, consultation, training



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Intended Audience

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

Using this solution


24/7/365 [*Standard outages]


University-funded: no charge.


For academic teaching, learning and research

Getting Started

  1. Open a Web browser and go to the NDSU Software Downloads site 
  2. Enter your NDSU email address and password 
  3. Under "Microsoft Windows" or "Apple Mac," click Read & Write 
  4. Follow the instructions to download and install the software on your personal computer 
  5. When prompted to enter an activation code, do NOT enter anything and instead click Activate to complete the process

Best Practices

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Learn More/How To's

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Use Cases

Read & Write is a toolbar integration designed to help individuals with reading comprehension.

Universal Design/Accessibility

Read & Write offers text-to-speech, word prediction, and study tools to support individuals of all ages, abilities and learning styles

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Keywords:reading, tool, tools, learning, toolbar,   Doc ID:101698
Owner:Wendy M.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2020-05-05 10:25 CDTUpdated:2022-08-11 09:43 CDT
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