Read&Write is an award-winning literacy software designed in line with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles. UWM faculty, staff, and students can install and use Read&Write software at no personal cost.

With Read&Write, users can:

  • Convert inaccessible text to accessible text through the optical character recognition (OCR) process.
  • Record and save short audio files, insert audio files into Word as a comment or directly into the Word document.
  • Create vocabulary lists with images and dictionary definitions that can be read out loud.
  • Use color highlighters to select text for summarizing and categorizing in a new Word document.
  • Simultaneously read and listen to text being read out loud with dual color highlighting.
  • Improve focus with screen masking and tinting.
  • Listen to articles and other readings by converting the text into an MP3 audio file.
  • Scan paper documents and convert to accessible PDF or Word formats.
  • Utilize an advanced spellchecker and word prediction.

Install Read&Write

Install extensions for browsers and software for laptops from Texthelp Read&Write for Education. Click on the Try Read&Write button. Login with your UWM ePanther ID and password to access premium features.

Read&Write Learning & User Resources

Link to reference guides, training guides, user guides, and support videos.

Read&Write Reading & Study Strategies

Link to YouTube videos describing how to use Read&Write to support reading and study strategies for higher education students.