Available to all Dartmouth students, faculty, and staff, Read&Write is an easy-to-use, intuitive toolbar add-on for PCs and Macs that supports reading, writing, studying, and research. Read&Write seamlessly integrates with Microsoft applications, PDFs, e-mail, the Internet, and other software.

Learn how to get Read&Write below, and access Read&Write learning & user resources for tutorials as needed.

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Get Read&Write

1. Request a Read&Write License


  • If you are not logged into Single Sign-On (SSO), you will be prompted to log in with your Dartmouth credentials.  Scroll down and answer the questions. The request confirmation page will include a link to sign-up and register.


a screenshot of a webpage with a white background and the Dartmouth logo at the top, with green text and a link to the Read&Write self-registration

2. Self-Register and Download Read&Write

  • Select the "Try Read & Write" button
  • Choose your preferred platform
  • Follow the on-screen prompts to download the software


screenshot showing a pink button reading "Try Read&Write" centered on a purple background, with a drop-down menu to select the platform you would like to use Read&Write on

3. Sign In and Get Started

  • Once Read&Write is downloaded to your preferred platform, open Read&Write
  • The first time you open it you will be prompted to sign in via Google or Microsoft. Sign in with your Dartmouth email in order to have full access to all of the program features. This should be the only time you will be required to sign in.

4. Access Additional Tech Support (if needed)

SAS students who requested one-on-one training will receive an email from to schedule.

Read&Write Features

  • Hear text read aloud to improve reading comprehension, with a choice of natural voices.
  • Understand unfamiliar words with text and picture dictionaries.
  • Highlight and copy text from documents and web pages to create study guides, outlines or complete assignments.
  • Supports writing skills with word prediction.
  • Turn text from documents and web pages into MP3 sound files for listening on the move.
  • Check writing mistakes with proofreading tools.

Find additional information about features and uses for Read&Write on our Comparison of Kurzweil 3000 vs. Read&Write page.