Help every student understand, learn and express themselves with confidence

Read&Write is our literacy support tool that offers help for everyday tasks. With tools to meet the needs of different learners, right across the curriculum. Like reading text out loud, understanding unfamiliar words and proofing written work.

Use Read&Write to

Give students the tools they need to succeed

Provide students with access to a suite of twenty different reading support tools, including text-to-speech - where and when they need it. Giving them choice in how they access and engage with content and helping to improve their reading and comprehension skills.

Create more independent learners 

Help students to study, revise, proofread and increase their understanding. Useful tools in Read&Write such as highlighters, voicenotes, vocab tools, audiomaker and more help students to study smarter, more independently and to a high standard.

Support students with additional needs

Read&Write is particularly useful for supporting SEN learners. As well as students who have English as an Additional Language or those with a mild visual impairment. Specific accessibility tools alongside the reading and writing tools, help to create a level playing field for all.

Read&Write is free for teachers!

We offer our literacy support toolbar free for primary and secondary school teachers.

This means you can get a premium subscription of Read&Write for free!

Features - at a glance

  • ReadWrite Text to Speech Icon

    Text-to-speech: Reads words, passages, or whole documents aloud with easy-to-follow dual color highlighting.

  • Book and picture dictionary icon

    Text & Picture Dictionaries: Provide definitions and display images to help with word comprehension.

  • ReadWrite Vocabulary List Icon

    Vocabulary List: Creates a list instantly into a new doc, including selected words, the dictionary definitions, images from Widgit Symbols, and an editable notes column.

    • Check it tick icon

      Check It: Reviews writing for incorrect grammar, spelling (phonetic), capitalization, punctuation, verb tense and more.

    • Audio maker icon

      Audio Maker: Converts selected text into an audio file, and automatically downloads.

    • Headset icon

      Talk&Type: Turns the spoken word into text.

    What our Read&Write customers say

    Our aim with implementing EdTech has been to ensure that we meet our accessibility requirements, while also giving every student with unidentified requirements unrestricted access to all the tools they need. In Read&Write, we’ve found a solution that works across all our schools - primary and secondary.

    A helping hand where it's needed

    Enjoy the benefits of Read&Write on Chromebooks, Windows PCs, Macs, iPad and Android tablets. Read&Write provides reading and writing support for students, where and when they need it. By integrating seamlessly with Windows based tools, Google Workspace for Education and Apple products.

    This means that your students can work uninterrupted with programs that are familiar to them.

    How can Read&Write help you?

    Support for DSA students

    Our literacy software provides support to students with dyslexia and other learning difficulties. Including students who qualify for the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA). To help them succeed and study smarter at university.

    A computer reader for exams

    In line with JCQ Regulations, Read&Write acts as a computer reader in exams. To give students with access arrangements the confidence and independence they need to achieve.

    How much does Read&Write cost?

    Free 30-Day Trial

    Free access to all Read&Write features for 30 days - ideal for teachers or parents who want to try Read&Write.

    No Credit Card Required

    Free 90-Day pilot

    Experience a full roll-out of Read&Write for a large group of users for 90 days.

    Check out pricing

    Our pricing page provides guide prices for Read&Write - contact our sales team to get specific pricing based on the number of users who need a license.

    Do you need to purchase a single license for personal use?

    If you’re a teacher, parent or individual who wishes to purchase their own Read&Write license, please use our store. You can purchase up to 10 single licenses using your credit or debit card.

    FAQs

    • Read&Write is available for Windows, Mac, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, iPad and Android. Teachers and students can use Read&Write on their laptop, tablet or Chromebook.

    • Some features on the toolbar do require internet access. While Read&Write for Google Chrome is a browser extension that requires the internet for most features, text to speech can still be used offline. In the case of using the desktop versions of Read&Write for Windows and Mac, only a few features require the internet.

    • Yes, Read&Write can be pushed out by an Admin so teachers, staff and students do not need to install it themselves. Check out our Admin Wizard for more details.

    • Read&Write is constantly evolving, and receives updates every 4-6 weeks. These updates can range from small bug fixes to brand new features and major enhancements.

    • Yes, Read&Write works in many of the major LMS's such as Canvas, Schoology and Brightspace. If you don't see your LMS on that list, just ask us.

    • Yes Read&Write is available in lots of different languages, including Arabic and most recently Irish (Gaelic). To see all of the languages Read&Write supports, follow the instructions in this support article.