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Read and Write Gold

Read & Write Gold is literacy software from Texthelp Systems External Site Link Icon that supports students with both reading and writing. It includes a Text to Speech (TTS) function, which means it reads common text formats out loud, including Word docs, PDFs, and web pages, using a synthesized voice. It also offers a number of writing tools to assist with word choice and paper organization.

Accessibility Resources (AR) has a site license to loan the software to students with print disabilities for use on their home computers. The program is compatible with current versions of Windows and Mac operating systems. Students who receive Alternate Format Text are provided with the software to read their accessible textbooks. Read & Write Gold is also used as a Testing Accommodations for students who require a reader. If you are a student with either of these Accommodations please Contact AR to request installation information for Read & Write Gold and training on how to use it.

Read and Write Gold is also installed on the public computer workstations throughout UB's campuses.

Accessibility Resources | 25 Capen Hall | University at Buffalo | Buffalo, NY 14260-1632 | Tel: (716) 645-2608 | TTY: (716) 645-2616 | Fax: (716) 645-3116 | Director: Randy Borst | E-Mail Us