Read&Write for Google

What is Read&Write?

  • Read aloud words, passages, and whole documents
  • Colour Highlight text
  • Show the meaning of words as a definition or in pictures
  • Translate and speak text into other languages
  • Turn words into text as you speak
  • Simplify and Summarize text on web pages.

Click here for resources for Read&Write for Google Chrome

Read&Write is a Chrome Extension (for more info on extensions click here) and is attached to every G-Suite account for School District 61. This means that students can have access to it on any PC, Mac, or tablet with Google Chrome installed. To access Read&Write students simply log into Chrome using their G-Suite account. See below for more details on this process.

For maximum functionality with Read&Write, you should make sure that the following three extensions are installed in Google Chrome. To find your extensions, type chrome://extensions/ into your browser’s search bar or go to More Tools > Extensions in the browser menu. Click on any of the icons below to visit the extension’s page in the Chrome Web Store and install:

Click here to download the Read&Write for Google Chrome extension
Click here to download the Screenshot Reader extension for Google Chrome
Click here to download and install the Texthelp PDF Reader extension for Chrome