Install Read&Write

Read&Write is text-to-speech software for users with literacy needs. Read&Write can read text aloud from documents and images as well as translate from English, create sound files from text and more.

Read&Write is available for download to all students, faculty and staff. 

Windows

Chrome is the recommended browser for installation. 

  1. Download the installer file.
  2. Open the ZIP file and double-click Setup. Follow the prompts.
  3. When asked for an Activation Code, click Activate. You do not need to enter a code. 

When Read&Write is opened, the toolbar or the toolbar icon will appear at the top of the screen. Click the icon to open the toolbar. Click the purple Change Toolbar (rw) icon to show all the tools.

For more information, view the Read&Write for Windows Reference Guide or the Help site

Mac

  1. Download the installer file.
  2. Open ReadWrite-mac.dmg and copy the Read&Write app to the Applications folder.
  3. When opening Read&Write for the first time, a dialog box will open to enable assistive devices. Click the Security & Privacy button. When the Security & Privacy dialog box opens, click the lock icon and close the Security & Privacy dialog box. 
  4. Click the Read&Write check box and click Continue.
  5. Click to Accept the user terms. 
  6. Select Sign in with Microsoft and sign in with your UARK username and password. Click Accept.

The Read&Write icon will appear below the menu bar. Click the icon to open the toolbar.

For more information, view the Read&Write for Mac Reference Guide.

iPad

  1. Download and install the free iPad app.
  2. Complete the Read&Write for iPad request form
  3. In the email you receive from IT Services, tap the Activation Code link to complete the installation. 

Visit Read&Write for iPad for more information. 

Android

  1. Download and install the free tablet app.
  2. Complete the Read&Write for Android request form
  3. In the email you receive from IT Services, tap the Activation Code link to complete the installation

Visit Read&Write for Android for more information.

Google Chrome Extension (Windows)

Before installing the extension, download the microsoftsharepoint.reg file from https://bit.ly/2IiFolz 

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  1. Open the Chrome.zip file and run microsoftsharepoint.reg
  2. Click Run.
  3. Click Yes to allow the file to edit the registry.
  4. After the registry has been successfully updated, click OK. 

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After installing the desktop application, download the extension or Chrome will provide download instructions for the extension.

  1. Click Install Now and Add extension if prompted. 

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  2. Log in through Microsoft using your UARK username and password. 
  3. Click the Read&Write (rw) button in Chrome to open the toolbar. If the toolbar does not open when the button is clicked, the page is not readable by Read&Write. 

For more information, view the Read&Write for Chrome Reference Guide or visit the support site at https://bit.ly/2jZ2Wx9.

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