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Assistive Technology & Accommodations: Read & Write

Read & Write

Read&Write (R&W) is literacy software with tools designed for reading, writing, study, and research support. It has reader software that works with our library articles, websites, and alternate format textbooks.

R&W also includes speech-to-text to assist with typing, and OCR (optical character recognition) capabilities for scanned articles or inaccessible websites.

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
  • Support independent student research with valuable study skills tools

Walden has purchased an institutional license to Read&Write. This license allows every Walden student, faculty, and staff member to download the software to their computer at no charge.

Any Walden student, faculty, or staff member who wants to install Read&Write on their personal machines, using the school license, can go to the link below on Read&Write’s website and download the trial version, to get the installer.

Download Read & Write Software

Scroll down and click on “choose your platform,” select the version you need, and click Install. A dropdown will appear where you can select US as your region. Once you’ve installed Read&Write, you can sign in with your school email address which will authenticate you as a premium user.

For training on the software, please visit these sites:

Tech Support

For tech support assistance, everyone is welcome to contact TextHelp, R&W’s parent company:

Phone: 1-888-248-0652   

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern Time

Hours: Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Eastern Time



With any other R&W questions, please contact our Student Wellness and Disability Services team: