Remote Learning Tools


Read&Write Software

Accessibility Services would like to remind all students that Read&Write software is freely available for at-home use. This program can read PDFs, Word documents, and webpages out loud, including Moodle content. It includes a dictation feature called Talk&Type, so you aren't limited to your keyboard when writing. It can also help you make more efficient study notes, provide word prediction when writing essays and reports, and so much more. Read&Write is freely available (and completely optional) to all TRU students, staff, and faculty, and can be accessed by following these steps:

  1. Go to this link to access Read&Write. There’s a privacy/consent piece to read, and then a form to fill out at the bottom. After you fill that out, you’ll see instructions to download Read&Write. Please sign in to Read&Write with the Microsoft option, and use your TRU email address.
  2. After you’ve installed Read&Write, feel free to play around with the program and see what it can do. If you find it helpful to learn from videos, we recommend a great YouTube playlist that goes over the features in more detail. There are more resources available on the Accessibility Services Resources page (scroll to the very bottom) and IT Services' Read&Write page.

If you have any questions about Read&Write, or encounter compatibility issues with Moodle or other online content, please don’t hesitate to email Nadia Karim, Assistive Technology Specialist, at

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