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Read&Write

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Because this website uses an older two-step authentication method, when you download the software you might not see the updated version of the two-step authentication screens.

Read&Write is a reading and writing solution for those who prefer to listen to their Word documents, webpages, or PDF files instead of reading in a traditional manner.

Read&Write features visual highlighting of spoken text, the conversion of scanned documents into text documents, word prediction support, highlighting and highlight extraction, and the conversion of text documents into audio formats.

The Office of Accessible Education has purchased a campus site license for the software that extends to students, faculty, and staff computers.

System requirements

  • Windows 7 or later
  • macOS 10.10 or later

Eligibility

  • Faculty, staff, and students

Notes

  •  If you sign in using a non-Stanford email address, you will only have access to the 30 day free trial. Using your Stanford email address allows you to use Read&Write for free as long as as your Stanford email address is valid.