Texthelp's "Read&Write" for Google

Assistive Technology

What is Google's "Read & Write"

Google has created an extension tool to assist those struggling readers while using Chrome. This tool will boost reading and writing confidence. It will also offer support for Google Docs/web to students with learning difficulties, dyslexia or ELL/ESL (Read&Write for Google Chrome™). The best thing of all, once saved to your Chromebook, it is there for you to use at anytime while exploring the internet.

Users have said...

"I first used text help in 2004 and it was a God send! It helped me 'beat dyslexia'."

"Amazing web app. I've been using this app in my classes. It is a great use to ESL students and students how need an extra hand with reading."

Why use it?

  • Hear web pages and documents read aloud to improve reading comprehension, with a choice of natural voices.
  • Understand unfamiliar words with text and picture dictionaries.
  • Develop writing skills with word prediction.
  • Support independent student research with valuable study skills tools.


  • Improves confidence for struggling readers.
  • Helps students with dyslexia and other literacy challenges.
  • Assists English Language Learners and individuals with English as a Second Language.
  • Promotes independent learning and supports students in and outside the classroom.

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Read&Write for Google Chrome - Tutorial (2016)

Learn More about the Toolbar features

Check out the Google Read&Write Toolbar by Chris


This great tool is accessible on mobile devices & any computer that uses Google Chrome as a web browser. That's right! Androids, Apple, PC computers allow users to take advantage of Google's Read&Write tool.


Read&Write Extension - Extension Zone. (2015). Retrieved April 09, 2016, from http://www.extension.zone/utility/readwrite-extension/

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Read&Write for Education. (n.d.). Retrieved April 09, 2016, from https://www.texthelp.com/en-us/products/read-and-write-family/read-write-for-education.aspx

Read&Write for Google Chrome™. (n.d.). Retrieved April 10, 2016, from https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/readwrite-for-google-chro/inoeonmfapjbbkmdafoankkfajkcphgd?authuser=1

Salmon, David. (2015). Read & Write for Google - Everything You Need to Know. Retrieved April 09, 2016, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwC_hJ7KmAg

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StateWide Assistive Technology, Augmentative and Alternative Communication. (n.d.). Retrieved April 10, 2016, from http://www.swaaac.com/

Teacher.Tech. (2016). Read&Write for Google Chrome - Tutorial (2016). Retrieved April 09, 2016, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhUXXBrXWOc

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