Read&Write is a literacy support tool that offers help with everyday tasks like reading text out loud, understanding unfamiliar words, researching assignments and proofing written work. Additionally, this tool is a wonderful reading and writing solution for those who prefer to listen to their documents, webpages, or PDF files instead of reading in a traditional manner.
The Student Accessibility Services office has purchased a campus license for the software that extends to students, faculty, and staff computers.
Once on the TextHelp.com site, click on “Try Read&Write” and select your operating system from the drop-down list. Once you have downloaded and installed the software, you will login using your Nipissing student Microsoft account to gain access to the full toolbar features.
If you choose the base software (the version for Windows, for example), some browsers, like Chrome and Edge, will suggest also downloading plugins to make Read&Write more compatible with them.
If you sign in using a non-Nipissing email address, you will only have access to the 30 day free trial. Using your Nipissing email address allows you to use Read&Write for free as long as your Nipissing University email address is valid. Ensure you're choosing "Sign in with Microsoft" during setup as that will lead you to being able to login with your @my.nipissingu.ca email.