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, web pages, 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.

Staff: For installing on Nipissing University-owned computers simply submit a Help Desk Ticket for Read&Write to be added to your Company Portal.

Read&Write Instructions

Once on the 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. 

Read and Write Download Screenshot from website


Please Note:
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 email.

About OrbitNote

OrbitNote is a PDF Reader that increases accessibility, interactivity, and collaboration in documents. OrbitNote has the same tools students use and rely on within Read&Write to gain access to course content and read files, while engaging and interacting with them. And the best part: OrbitNote comes with your license of Read&Write.

Learn more on OrbitNote

Here is a brief video from Texthelp’s Higher Education Specialist.

Teachers can easily convert printed text into a PDF with one-click OCR scanning technology. OrbitNote then takes care of everything else, ensuring that students have access to the tools they need, such as text to speech, highlighting, vocabulary support and everything they need to succeed - across all class content.

Learn More about Read&Write

Overview of Read&Write for Education

Check out the Texthelp Read&Write YouTube Channel for more video tutorials.