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. 

Texthelp's Read&Write Gold - Desktop

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.

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.

Texthelp's PDF Reader - Chrome Extension

Texthelp's PDF Reader Chrome Extension is the PDF reader from Read&Write Gold, but accessed whenever you sign into the Chrome browser. Some find this easier to use than the entire Read&Write Gold program if you are only using it to read text. This is also included as part of our site license. To obtain this extension

  1. Download the Texthelp PDF Reader from the Chrome Web Store
  2. When prompted, to sign in choose the appropriate method (Google = Students, Microsoft = Faculty and Staff) and enter your Northwestern email and password.

PDF Reader Help

Texthelp provides step-by-step instructions for installing the PDF Reader and opening documents into it to read.

Questions

If you have any questions, please contact Jim Stachowiak  at james.stachowiak@northwestern.edu or 847-491-2960.