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Read&Write Gold is designed to provide help to computer users with reading and writing difficulties. Among its many features are the ability to read text aloud and help construct words and sentences. It also has advanced spell checking, document scanning and internet tools.

Is this software right for me?


This type of software is for use by staff on campus computers, whether that is a laptop or desktop.


What does this software do?


Read and Write Gold helps users with additional learning needs read, write and learn independently.

Windows version : 11.0

Support Level : None

How do I get it?

Staff :

Read&Write is available to download via Pegasus

Student :

Students are unable to download this version of the software, but they can use in centrally managed computer labs.

Computer Labs :

Read&Write is also available in the centrally managed computer labs -

Licence Agreement / Costs

Type : Site licence

End Date : Renewed annually

Licence Details :

Please read licence details before downloading software:

Usage :

This product can be installed by staff and students on University owned equipment on campus subject to certain conditions.

Personal Licence : Personal licenses are available from the Resellers & Store section of the Texthelp web pages.


Read and Write Gold - How To Install On Windows

When downloading this software, an automated email will be sent to your university email account. Please read this email as it contains information and instructions.

If you have any problems downloading, installing or authorising this software, please contact

A huge variety of information is available, including overviews, and FAQs on the Texthelp pages.

If you want older versions of this software, other versions are available on the Available Licensed Software page on Pegasus.


The Development & Training Resource Centre has a wealth of online training resources including video tutorials, tutor-led material, self-study material and links to external best practice sites. Follow the link(s) below for more information:

Read & Write

Who is it for?

Staff :

Free to download to University owned PC/Laptop

System Requirements

Operating System:
Windows 7 or above

Internet Explorer 6

CPU: Pentium IV processor 1.8GHz (2.4 GHz Recommended)
RAM: 512MB (1GB Recommended)
Free disk space: 2GB