Kathleen Colburn

Read&Write is Now Windows 10 Ready

This week, we’ve released an exciting new update to Read&Write for Windows version 11.5. This update provides even more ways for Windows users to access Read&Write – including in the new Windows 10 operating system, the Windows Edge browser, Office 365 in Edge, and on high resolution devices and tablets.

Edge browser screenshot with Read&Write

Read&Write 11.5 is now fully compatible with the new Windows 10 operating system, which was released earlier this summer. In particular, Windows 10 brought with it the brand new Microsoft Edge web browser. So Read&Write 11.5 is now supported in the Edge browser, and we are proud to be the first assistive technology company to offer support here. This means that Read&Write users can access tools like Text to Speech, Word Prediction, Dictionaries, Highlighters, and more from the Read&Write toolbar when they’re reading and working inside Edge. This is in addition to the support for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome that we’ve already been providing – so if you’re a Windows user on the web, we’ve got you covered.

Additionally, Read&Write 11.5 is now supported in Office 365 in Edge. As more and more internet users prefer the convenience of accessing their documents across devices with cloud-based services, loyal Microsoft users are transitioning to Office 365 and the Edge browser.  These new Microsoft offerings continue to grow in schools across North America and the rest of the world. As schools move towards deploying Windows 10 and using Office 365 in the Edge browser, Read&Write for Windows will be there to provide reading and writing supports in this environment.

In addition to support for the new Windows operating system and browser, Read&Write 11.5 has now been optimized to work on devices with high resolution screens such as the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet (see image below). Now Read&Write can also better support users with visual impairments – content can be enlarged on your screen without affecting the look of the Read&Write features and toolbar.

Surface Pro Tablet screenshot with Read&Write

This new update to Read&Write for Windows is available as a free, automatic update for all of our customers that are using Version 11.5. You’ll get it right away if you turn on your automatic updates, or you can go to the ‘About’ box from your Read&Write toolbar and click the link to check for new updates there.

Have you tried out Read&Write 11.5 in Windows 10 or the Edge browser? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!


RABINDER LAIL 27/01/2019 18:13:51
I wanted to ask if read and write 10 gold is compatible with Microsoft Office 2019?


Deena Kimmel 28/01/2019 16:58:08
Hi Rabinder - Read&Write 10 is not supported anymore. Here is a support article for more details and next steps: https://support.texthelp.com/help/readwrite-versions-100-and-110--end-of-support. Thank you! - Deena

Jack Porter 03/10/2018 07:00:42
Good Morning,
Do you know if Text Help Read Write 10 is compatible with Windows 10 1709?

Kind Regards,
Jack Porter

Deena Kimmel 10/10/2018 15:42:08
Hi Jack. Read&Write 10 is not compatible with Windows 10. Only Read&Write 11.5 and Read&Write 12 are compatible. Please contact your sales representative or fill out our contact form at https://www.texthelp.com/support/contact-us/ if you'd like to learn more about upgrading. Thank you!

Wanda Waite 17/07/2017 16:57:15
I am working with the Government of PEI testing software on Windows 10 and we have an installation of Read & Write 10, will this have to be upgraded to 11.5? I installed as a test on a laptop with W10, and it appears to be fine, but I am not able to test it completely.


Ruth Houston 01/04/2016 09:24:49
Hi Andy,

Read&Write 9 unfortunately is not compatible with Windows 10. You would need to upgrade your licence. You can find out how to do that over on our help site: support.texthelp.com

Andy Taylor 30/03/2016 11:41:35
Could you please tell me if Read&Write 9 Gold is compatible with the new windows
10 as I have just purchase a new laptop and want to install it




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