Read&Write Installation

Background

UNH has a site license for the Read&Write application from TextHelp.  Under this license, all students, faculty, and staff may use the Read&Write software on UNH-owned or personally-owned computers.  Read&Write is set of literacy utilities useful for range of uses including learning difficulties, English language learners, accessibility accommodations, reading text aloud, or just basic spelling and grammar assistance.  More information on the capabilities of Read&Write can be found on the TextHelp website.

The instructions below are for students or faculty/staff who would like to install Read&Write on their own computer.

System Requirements

Your computer meet the following requirements to use Read&Write:

  • Windows 7 or newer; macOS 10.10 or newer; Linux (many versions - see download page)
  • 1 G RAM
  • 4 G available hard disk space 

Speakers, microphone, and sound support are required to use the speech input and playback features.

Installation

To obtain and install the software:

  1. Go to https://www.texthelp.com/en-us/products/read-write/.
  2. Click the Try Now > button on page.  It will scroll down to where you can select your platform.
  3. Click on the desired platform.
  4. Click the Install > button that appears.
  5. The software will be downloaded to your computer.  Open the downloaded file and proceed through any installation procedure that is outlined.  

Activation

To activate the Read&Write software, you must authenticate with an account associated with a UNH email address.  You can do this through UNH's Office 365 Microsoft accounts.  You should be prompted automatically the first time you go to use Read&Write:

  1. Click the Sign in with Microsoft blue button.
  2. Enter your UNH email address.  For faculty and staff, use your firstname.lastname@unh.edu address.  For students, use your username@wildcats.unh.edu address.
  3. For faculty and staff, if prompted as to whether to use a personal account or a work/school one, selection the Work or school account option.
  4. You should be forwarded automatically to UNH's Office 365 Login page.  Login there with your normal UNH username and password.

Assistance With Read&Write

If you require general assistance using Read&Write, you can get help from the following:

If you are a student who needs assistance related to a learning or physical disability, please contact the Student Accessibility Services office for support.  They will handle any accommodation processes, and they also can provide specific training and support on using Read&Write as an assistive technology.

Uninstalling Read&Write

If you wish to remove Read&Write from your computer, you may do so via the Windows Programs and Features control panel, or on macOS, by dragging the Read&Write application to the trash.

 

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