Read & Write Gold Program

University of Mary students, faculty, and staff can get a free copy of Read & Write Gold by downloading the program from my.umary.

Read & Write Gold (RWG) is an award-winning literacy software tool that can help students improve reading, writing, research and study skills. RWG also has a variety of tools built in to benefit English Language Learner users who may struggle with reading fluency, comprehension, and word pronunciation. RWG is a learning aid for bringing comprehensive literacy support through a unique set of features for the user.


Read & Write GOLD’s customizable, easy to use toolbar seamlessly integrates with familiar applications including Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer, and Adobe Reader, Chrome, Google Docs and Firefox, allowing students to access the support tools they need from within mainstream software programs and to work in a truly inclusive environment.

Among its many features, RWG allows pages from a book or magazine to be scanned and read by the computer. The Text-to-Speech feature will read text aloud, including websites and PDF Aloud will read accessible PDF files. Users can convert electronic text into a sound file using the Speech Maker tool. Users can also compose and proof a writing assignment using writing features such as Word Prediction, Verb Checker, Online Translator, Dictionary, Phonetic Spell Checker, Fact Finder, and more.

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