Read&Write is a literacy support software solution for people who struggle with reading and writing. Read&Write has been designed to help improve reading & writing skills, with features such as high quality male and female voices, text to speech with highlighting, talking dictionary, phonetic spell checking, word prediction, homophone checker, and study skills tools, all to address key aspects of reading and writing processes.
The Read&Write toolbar integrates with mainstream applications such as Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer, and Adobe Reader. This compatibility means that there is no need for users to work within a special environment or to learn a whole new way of creating and editing text.
Read&Write includes introductory support features only. It does not include all of the features found in Read&Write GOLD, such as Picture Dictionary, Research Tools, Scanning, Screenshot Reader, Screen Masking, Speech Input, Speech Maker, Translator, Verb Checker, or Vocabulary List Builder.
A software maintenance package is available for $50.00 additional which covers all updates and new versions of the software. This is available in the price drop-down at the top of the page.
To request a 30-day trial version of Read&Write 10 please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 220-8386.
Text to Speech
Reads text aloud, including websites and PDF Files, with dual highlighting using natural sounding male and female voices, including international voices.
A talking phonetic dictionary is available to provide definitions as well as alternative words to help students expand their vocabulary and improve reading comprehension. Basic, advanced, and online dictionaries support the user’s creative writing skills.
Dynamically speech enables any accessible Adobe Acrobat PDF file with dual highlighting.
Reads DAISY books aloud. DAISY Reader includes support for MathML and for books created using the DAISY Plug-in.
Read Dragon Recognized Text
Reads text recognized by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking®.
Read MathML Files
Use Read&Write GOLD and Design Science’s MathPlayer™ and MathType™ to create and read aloud MathML files.
Phonetic Spell Checker
Analyzes and corrects students' spelling and returns suggestions for common spelling errors. Phonetic spelling and flexible spelling errors, such as typing without vowels, are also identified. Corrected choices and definitions for word choices are displayed and a log collects student data.
Helps develop writing skills by providing the tools to construct sentences with ease. Learns the writer's style and predicts the word they are typing and the word they want to use next. Words can be added to the Prediction dictionary as desired and subject-specific word banks are available for download.
Sounds Like and Confusable Words Checker
Identifies words that sound the same (homophones) but are spelled differently (e.g., “eye” and “I”) or words that are commonly confused (e.g., “through” and “thorough”). Alternate choices are displayed, as well as their definitions.
The Fact Finder helps users research information quickly by searching the web for relevant information about a topic.
Using Fact Folder, users can prepare and store information for research assignments or when writing reports. It captures text and pictures, classifies the facts, and records their source. The Fact Folder also automatically generates bibliographies.
Online Fact Mapper
Fact Mapper allows students to produce a visual representation of facts and ideas on screen. This is useful when brainstorming, drafting, and revising work. Users can also add images to help remember key facts. This is particularly helpful to visual learners.
Access a simple/scientific calculator, which also provides an audit trail of equations. The calculator includes an easy to use conversion feature.
NIMAS Conversion Tool
CAST’s NIMAS Conversion Tool is available free of charge.
Enables teachers to control the features used, add and edit features, configure user settings, monitor the progress of individuals or groups, and analyze usage patterns.
Product Feature Video Tours
Video walkthroughs of all features are available.
Minimum system requirements: -Pentium IV 1.8 GHz Processor (2.4GHz recommended)