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  • Read and Write GOLD

Instructional Technology Services

  • IT Services: C D E H I L M O P Q R S T V W
  • Read&Write Gold

    This software is designed to help individuals of all ages, abilities and learning styles, with tools including: 

    • Text-to-speech
    • Screenshot reader
    • Phonetic spell checker
    • Concept mapper
    • Fact finder
    • Word prediction
    • Voice note
    • Vocabulary list builder
    • Research Features

    The toolbar seamlessly integrates with common applications including Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Adobe Reader, and Chrome and Internet Explorer Web browsers.

    Read&Write Gold is currently installed on Windows-based PCs in BR364, CB200, CB209, CB212, LI101, LI113, LI139 & LI208 labs.

  • Training Sessions

    Please check back often as we will be adding training session dates for Read&Write Gold. In the meantime please check out the other online training materials that are available.

    Online Tutorials


    Video Tutorials


  • System Requirements

    Please see the below minimum system requirements for Read&Write Gold. If you want a more comprehensive list of the system requirements please visit the Read&Write Gold System Requirements page.

    • Pentium IV 1.8GHz processor
    • Windows XP SP3 or above
    • 512 MB RAM
    • 2 GB Free Disk
    • Space Speakers, Sound Card, Microphone
    • Internet connection

    Read&Write Gold is not recommended for use with Mozilla Firefox.

    Not available for Macintosh at this time.  

    On Campus Use - Campus PCs

    Install Read&Write Gold (Campus PCs only) using the Microsoft Software Center.

    Read&Write Gold is currently installed in BR 364, CB 200, CB 212 labs.
    Custom settings you make to this version on the campus computer will appear when using Read&Write Gold on any lab computer on the MSUM campus.

    Personal Use

    MSU Moorhead students, faculty, and staff are eligible to install the Read&Write 11 Take Home Version free of charge onto their own Windows PC. Not available for Macintosh at this time.

    Go to the Read&Write 11 – Take Home Version download page to download the application.

    Refer to the Take Home Installation instructions for help on how to download and install Read&Write Gold to your Windows PC.

    Important Notes:

    • You must use Internet Explorer (not Mozilla Firefox) as your web browser when downloading and using Read&Write Gold.
    • You must log in using your StarID username and password to download the application.
    • Once the Read&Write Activation window displays, click [Activate]. You do not need to enter an Activation Code.

    Custom settings you make to the Take Home version on your computer will not appear when using Read&Write Gold on a lab computer on the MSUM campus. 


  • Disability Services

    The purpose of MSUM Disability Services (DS) is to:

    • Provide services and accommodations to students with disabilities.
    • Work closely with faculty and staff in an advisory capacity.
    • Assist in the development of reasonable accommodations for students.
    • Provide equal access for "otherwise qualified" individuals with disabilities.

    Regional Assistive Technology Center

    The Minnesota State University Moorhead Speech-Language & Hearing Clinic Regional Assistive Technology Center (RATC) was established to provide communication devices and knowledge of augmentative communication systems to consumers, families and professionals in Minnesota and North Dakota. In addition to providing knowledge about and services for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices, the center also provides information about and services for assistive technology.

    School of Teaching & Learning

    The School of Teaching and Learning is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and provides a comprehensive curriculum that spans early childhood, elementary, K-12 and special education to prepare students with high-quality teaching skills and solid grounding in their chosen discipline.

    Speech Language Hearing Sciences

    The Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Department offers a comprehensive program accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) that explores the normal and disordered processes of human communication. The curriculum includes studies on a variety of communication disorders and clinical procedures and is complemented by the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic on campus – which includes a Regional Assistive Technology Center and an Auditory Processing Disorders Clinic, and provides a real-world setting for students to gain hands-on clinical practice experience.