Read & Write is a program/toolbar that offers a students offers a range of accessibility/support tools to support their reading, writing, studying and research. Read & Write is already installed as an extension in Chrome for students, and includes:


  • Text-to-speech to hear words, passages, or whole documents read aloud with easy-to-follow dual color highlighting

  • Speech-to-text to dictate words to assist with writing, proofreading and studying

  • Text and picture dictionaries to see the meaning of words explained

  • Word prediction offers suggestions for the current or next word as you type

  • Voice Notes creation directly inside of Google Docs


Installing the Read & Write Chrome plugin

You can install the plugin by going here and clicking the Add to Chrome button. Once the plugin is installed, you will see the purple puzzle piece icon in the upper right hand corner of your Chrome browser. Simply click the icon to start using Read&Write!

Here is an installation video if the above directions are not working or if you need additional assistance. Around the :40 second mark is where installation instructions begin.


Some amazing examples and tutorials on what Read&Write can do for teachers and students!

Additional Resources:

Read&Write YouTube Channel

Quick Reference Guide