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Read&Write Gold (RWG) is literacy support software.  It provides tools that can be used online or in desktop apps that:

  • read on-screen text
  • look up definitions
  • help with vocabulary
  • turn documents and web pages into MP3 files
  • assist with 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 (PDFs) and many others.  


Who is eligible to download RWG?

MSU faculty, staff, students

Platform/OS Support

The MSU license provides RWG software for Mac and Windows operating systems*. Software may be downloaded on MSU-owned and/or personally-owned computers.   

See the RWG feature matrix for information on the various features available on apps by OS.

*MSU site license does not include apps for iPad and Android.

Download & Installation

Read&Write software is available for download on Mac and Windows OS.

Download Read&Write software using the light blue button on the right side panel.  PLEASE NOTE: The instructions below contain information that you will need in order to install RWG.   

Training Resources

Getting Started Training & Guides 


Each video in the YouTube playlist demonstrates how to use one of RWG's features.