Skip to content

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 (allowing you to read what I type for example), 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.

Are you ready to find out more about Read&Write?

If you have any questions about Read&Write, you’d like to see it in action or you’d like to talk to one of our Texthelpers about licensing options, then please complete this form.

Why do we need this detail?

The information you provide in this form will help us to direct you to the right person. It means we’ll be able to reply to you faster. We also ask if you’re interested in any other products because we often have multi-product discounts available.

When can you expect to hear from us?

We try to respond to you within 24 hours (max). Sometimes that isn’t always possible (over the weekend for example). But we’ll try to get back to you as soon as possible.

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: Read what I type including individual 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.

    Try Now
    No Credit Card Required

    Free 90-Day pilot

    Experience a full roll-out of Read&Write for a large group of users. Includes access to all premium features and implementation materials.

    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.


    • 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.

    • Your subscription means everyone can enjoy the benefits of Read&Write across all platforms including Windows, Mac, Google Chrome, Edge, iPad, and Android.

      Once you have purchased, a customer relationship specialist will be appointed to your account. This person is your go-to contact through the duration of your license. They'll help you get up and running at the start and then check in with you every now and again to make sure everything is going well. They'll be on hand for any questions over email or phone during business hours.

      Our Learning and Training resources for each product can be accessed at any time on our website. Get up to speed with our software through our learning resources, then verify your expertise by taking part in our certification program.

      Our support site gives you access to lots of common questions that other users of our software have about the technical stuff. If you can't find what you're looking for there, then our Tech Support team is on hand at 9-5pm every day to help with troubleshooting or technical problems.

      We're always working on making our products better, so any improvements or enhancements are pushed out automatically to you, there's no upgrading to do on your part.

      Plus, coming soon you’ll get free access to the Texthelp Academy for how-to information, video tutorials, product webinars and lots more.

      All of this is included as part of your subscription. We do not charge any extra for these services.