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Read&Write Gold is a toolbar that provides reading, writing and research support on your computer, tablet or mobile device. It works with commonly used applications including websites, email, word processors, spreadsheets, and PDF documents.

Read&Write Gold Tutorial

If you would like more in-depth instruction in using Read&Write Gold, please contact the Center for Academic Success at or 607-817-2148

About Read&Write Gold

Read&Write Gold is an educational support program that was designed to help students with reading and writing difficulties to learn, interpret, and understand material in alternative formats.

This program is a toolbar that can be used with any computer system.

The toolbar is full of features that can make reading, writing, and studying easier.

A major feature is the text-to-speech option that allows you to have textbooks*, PDFs, or web materials read to you.

Other features include active editing while writing, speech making, screen masking, along with study guide and bibilography builders. *If you are interested in having a textbook in a format that will allow you to use it with Read&Write Gold, contact the Center for Academic Success. They will work with the publisher to secure permission to copy the material.

Program Installation

The Read&Write Gold installation file is available on the U Drive:

U Drive -> public folder -> ITS -> ReadandWrite -> Read&Write11.exe

If you need assistance with installing the software, visit the Information Technology Services helpdesk on the lower level of Herrick Library.

Contact Information

Center for Academic Success
Crandall Hall
Alfred University
Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY 14802

Coming Soon

Beginning in the summer of 2015, Read&Write Gold will be available on many public computers across the Alfred University campus.

Stay tuned for further details.