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Read & Write 12

Read&Write (R&W) is literacy software with tools designed for reading, writing, studying, and
research support. It has reader software that works with online articles, websites, and alternate
format textbooks.

R&W also includes speech-to-text to assist with typing and OCR (optical character recognition)
capabilities for scanned articles or inaccessible websites.

Key features of the software include:

  • Text to Speech - read and listen to content for better comprehension.
  • Vocabulary list builder - create vocabulary lists with definitions for studying.
  • Speech maker - create an MP3 version of your text for on-the-go listening.
  • Highlighter tool - gather and organize information on the web by highlighting and then
  • gathering those highlights in Microsoft Word.
  • Scan - scan PDFs and make them searchable and accessible.

SCC has purchased an institutional license to Read&Write, and it is installed on all campus-
owned computers. It is also available to any current SCC student, faculty, and staff member to
download the software to their computer at no charge.

Use the links below to download the software and access resources to help you learn how to
use it. Be sure to sign in with your SCC email credentials to validate the software and access
premium features that are available through our institutional subscription.

Read&Write for Google Chrome extension:

To use the program online, watch this video to see how to install the Read&Write Google
Chrome extension.

You must be signed in to both Chrome and Google Drive with your SCC account to use the
premium features on the toolbar and a restart of Chrome is required after installation.

Read&Write Download to Personal Device:

You may download Read&Write to your PC, Mac, or phone. Downloading the software to your
personal device means that the R&W software will work without internet connection.

Windows installation instructions (Google Doc)
Quick reference guide
Overview of the Read&Write for Windows Tools

MAC installation link (automatically downloads file)

Use this link for assistance with Installing Read&Write MAC for the First Time.

Quick reference guide

Refer to this list of videos that demonstrate Read&Write for Mac to see the different
features of the program.

Read&Write app:
Current SCC students, faculty, and staff are eligible for free installation of the Read&Write app
on their compatible Android and iPad devices, available in the Google Play Store and Apple App
Store. Use your SCC email account to verify your license after installation.

Technical Support
For technical support assistance, everyone is welcome to contact TextHelp directly:

Phone: 1.888.248.0652   
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern Time
Hours: Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Eastern Time

For any other R&W questions, please contact Student Disability Services at or 828.339.4326.

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