What is Read&Write Gold?
Read&Write Gold (RWG) literacy support software provides accessibility and literacy assistance for anyone with learning difficulties, dyslexia, or whose first language isn't English. It provides tools that can read on-screen text, look up definitions, help with vocabulary, research and much more. Once installed the Read&Write Gold customizable toolbar can be integrated and used with applications like Microsoft Word, web browsers (like Internet Explorer and Chrome), Adobe Reader and many others.
Who is eligible to download RWG?
RWG is available to all MSU faculty, staff and students through a campus-wide license.The software can be downloaded on both MSU-owned and personal computers.
Download & Installation Instructions
Please choose the appropriate instructions for your situation and download location:
MSU-owned, employee computers:
Use these instructions if you are an employee with a University-owned computer that is never taken off the MSU network. If you have an MSU-owned laptop that you use at locations off campus, please use the Student/Off Campus instructions below.
- Mac Installation Instructions - for MSU-owned Mac computers
- Windows Installation Instructions - for MSU-owned Windows computers
Student laptops/computers or any computer used off campus:
if you will be downloading RWG to your laptop while you are on campus please follow these instructions:
- Mac Installation Instructions for student or employee laptops to download from campus.
- Windows Installation Instructions for student or employee laptops to download from campus.
If you will be downloading RWG to your laptop from an off campus location please follow these instructions:
Email the Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org and request off-campus access to Read&Write Gold.
A Service Desk representative will respond to you with a link to a Box folder. This folder contains clickable links to download Mac or Windows versions of ReadWrite Gold as well as instructions.
- Read the instructions located in the Box folder then download and install RWG.
Read&Write Gold Introduction Video
(includes explanation on downloading, installing, customizing and using the Read&Write Gold toolbar)