Read&Write for Education

Read&Write toolbar

Help struggling students create and engage with content across all grade levels and subjects, optimizing their own personal learning styles.


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What is Read&Write?

Read&Write is a software toolbar that helps students create and access content with the literacy support features needed to engage with a personalized learning experience - helping every member of the class meet their full potential.

Great for all subjects across the curriculum, Read&Write offers support with everyday tasks like reading text out loud, understanding unfamiliar words, researching assignments and proofing written work.

Read&Write screen for Google Chrome

Who does Read&Write benefit?


  • Personalize instruction and promote learner agency. Give students the opportunity to use a wide range of tools - help them be independent and use technology to help individual needs. Equip students with the tools to organize and study smarter and better
  • Build resources in snap - definition and vocabulary resources, activities, study guides and MP3 versions of current resources in just a few clicks.
  • Create a level playing field for all students - when every student has access, individual students feel more included
  • Give voice notes for quick and effective feedback - saving time and providing students with a way to reflect
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Read&Write is free for teachers!

We offer our literacy support toolbar free for teachers!

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

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Your Students

  • Give your English Language Learners the support they need to understand the content of every lesson as well as their peers.
  • Help students with learning disabilities (those that require IEPs or post-secondary Student Services) express themselves with dramatically increased fluency and confidence.
  • Emerging and struggling readers gain motivation and support to make tangible leaps and bounds forward.
  • Students with dyslexia and other literacy challenges that require an exam reader can use Read&Write’s Text to Speech to help make the content more accessible and inclusive. A great alternative to human readers, saving on extra staffing costs, and providing a less stressful testing environment.
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Features at a glance

Reading & Writing tools

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Text to Speech reads words, passages, or whole documents aloud with easy-to-follow dual color highlighting.

Speechmaker icon Speechmaker icon

Text & Picture Dictionaries provide definitions and displays images to help with word comprehension

Speech Input icon

Talk&Type turns the spoken word into text.

Check it icon

Check It reviews writing for incorrect grammar, spelling (phonetic), capitalization, punctuation, verb tense, homophones and more

Researching tools


Collect Highlights from text in documents or the web for summarizing research and to create bibliographies.

Simplify icon

Simplify removes ads and other copy on web pages that can be distracting.

Studying tools

Scan icon

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

Vocab icon

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

One subscription. One sign in. Any device.
Read&Write devices

Enjoy the benefits of Read&Write on Windows PCs, Macs, Google, iPad and Android tablets.

One simple annual subscription lets users sign in on any device. So it’s great for students studying in class or on the move.

Everyone in your school or college can try all the great features of Read&Write absolutely free for 30 days. After this trial period continue using basic features like text-to-speech at no cost - or subscribe for unrestricted access to all our exciting premium features.

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Read&Write for Assessments

Bring the personalized literacy supports of Read&Write for Google Chrome into an app that can be used for testing and assessment scenarios.

Providing a writing environment with built-in Read&Write supports that can be easily set up and customized to meet both student needs and testing requirements.

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Simple Freemium and Premium options


Free Individual access to all premium features 30 days


Free District level access to all premium features Includes implementation resources


$145per license Access to all premium features for one person Annual license

Group K-12

$12per student Access to all premium features for a defined group Annual license (minimum numbers apply)

District-wide K-12

$1.80per student Access to all premium features for every teacher and student Annual license (minimum numbers apply)

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Combining cost-efficiency with impact on learner achievement

Read&Write was measured for the impact on both cost-efficiency and learner achievement, with students in the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) in Ontario, Canada.

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