Disability Services

Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities


Read&Write Extension: Text-to-Speech and more

The Read&Write family of literacy software makes the web, documents, and files more accessible — any time, any place, and on any platform or device. From reading on-screen text aloud to researching and checking written work, Read&Write makes everyday tasks easier.

The benefits of Read&Write for Google Chrome include:

  • An easy to use toolbar that integrates seamlessly with Google Drive and the web
  • Text-to-speech for reading accessible and inaccessible content in Google Docs, PDFs, ePubs, and on the web
  • Tools like talking and picture dictionaries and a translator to support struggling readers or English Language Learners
  • Writing tools like word prediction and voice dictation
  • Colored highlighters for researching and extracting information from documents and the web
  • Typewriter and post-it annotations for PDFs and ePubs in Google Drive

Students can access Read&Write for Google Chrome Extension on the web and it can be used on any computer.