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What is Read&Write

Read&Write is a discreet, customizable toolbar that integrates reading, writing, studying, and research support tools with common applications.

Some features include:

  • Hear web pages and documents read aloud to improve reading comprehension, with choice of natural voices
  • Understand unfamiliar words with text and picture dictionaries
  • Develop writing skills with word prediction and a grammar, spelling and confusable words checker
  • Text reading in quality computerized voices;
  • Editing tools such as a spell checker, word predictor, dictionary, word wizard thesaurus, and a "sounds like" tool that helps users determine if they've chosen the correct homophones in their writing;
  • An MP3 converter to convert text into files for later playback in an MP3 player;
  • A pronunciation tutor, fact finding tool, fact mapping graphic organizer tool;
  • A voice dictation tool for writing assistance; and
  • A floating toolbar that allows users to access Read&Write from within other programs such as word processing programs or .pdf reader programs.

Getting Started with Read&Write

First, Visit the Download Read&Write page on my.erikson to download the software. (link below)

Then, visit the Read&Write company website for detailed Getting Started guides and help documents. (links below)