Read&Write Gold

Northwestern has purchased a site license of the software Read&Write Gold so that anyone with a Northwestern NetID can download and have full use of the program. Most use this to help read digital text aloud. 

Obtaining Read&Write Gold

To obtain Read&Write Gold, please complete the following steps:

  1. Download the 30 Day free trial from Texthelp. Make sure to choose the proper operating system.
  2. Follow the prompts to load the trial on your computer
  3. To gain access through our site license, when prompted to sign in choose the appropriate method (Google = Students, Microsoft = Faculty and Staff) and enter your Northwestern email and password.

If you have any questions, please contact Jim Stachowiak  at or 847-491-2960.

Read&Write Gold Help

Texthelp produces several videos that can help users understand how the different tools work. 

Texthelp also offers free courses on specific aspects of the Read&Write Gold tools for those wanting more in depth training.