Disability Services

Read & Write Gold

Read & Write Gold is a powerful set of reading and writing assistance tools for people with learning disabilities. Cleveland State University has purchased an unlimited site license so that our students can benefit from these tools on their personal computers. Visit the Read & Write Gold Installation files to get the installation files for the program. Installation files can only be accessed by an active student account. Pleas contact the Assistive technology Specialist at j.dell@csuohio.edu to request an appointment to learn how to use the product or for support.

Our students can install Read & Write gold on PCs and Macs. Installations on chrome, iOS, and android will be coming soon.

For students receiving alternative text, Read & Write Gold has excellent reading features and the ability to do optical character recognition on documents which are image files. The reading tools that will be helpful for our students receiving alternative text are the ability to read from Word documents and browsers, the PDF Aloud, and DAISY reader. Read & Write Gold also has a variety of high quality voices available for download to use with the product. Among these high-quality voices are speech engines for different English dialects and several European languages.

Read & Write Gold is available in most campus computer labs, in the Assistive Technology Lab, and on computers in Testing Services. The software is also available for students that are not registered with disability services. It is especially good for students who speak English as a 2nd language. Visit the above link to get the installation files.

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