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Help students understand, engage and express themselves

Read&Write is a literacy support tool that offers help with everyday tasks like reading text out loud, understanding unfamiliar words, researching assignments and proofing written work. 

Use Read&Write to

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.

Motivate students to learn

Struggling learners can use the tools in Read&Write to gain motivation and support to make progress in their learning. Helping them to express themselves with increased fluency and confidence. Helping to improve their reading and comprehension skills, and build their engagement in learning as a result.

Help students to study smarter

Provide students with digital resources to scaffold their learning. Vocabulary and definition resources, activities, study guides and MP3 versions of current resources are easily created with the tools in Read&Write.

Support students with learning disabilities

Help students with learning disabilities, literacy challenges and those students who have IEPs. Read&Write allows them to understand and engage with the content of every lesson alongside their peers.

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.

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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 K-12 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

    Read&Write is part of our district-wide dynamic plan - for one UDL tool that supports all of our students. We also focused on leveraging Read&Write to increase our 1:1 participation especially since we were using more digital resources.

    A helping hand where it's needed

    Enjoy the benefits of Read&Write on Chromebooks, Windows PCs, Macs, iPad and Android tablets. Read&Write works with lots of different platforms and learning management systems, including Google Chrome, Windows, and Mac.

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

    How can Read&Write help you?

    Improve reading and writing skills

    Read&Write helps to improve students’ reading and writing skills. Learners can choose from a host of easy-to-use tools to support their literacy.

    Supporting instructional design

    Read&Write has been built with the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in mind. Each feature in the assistive software tool is aligned with CAST’s UDL guidelines.

    Assessments

    Read&Write helps to level the playing field at assessment time. It provides a supportive writing environment, designed for locked down (kiosk mode) testing scenarios or where the Respondus lock down browser is needed.

    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 district-level 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.

    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.

    • Yes, there are several ways that Read&Write can be locked down for exams so students are only able to use approved features. These support articles explain how to get started with Read&Write for Google Chrome and Windows.

    • 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.

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

      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 support@texthelp.com 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.