How to access Read&Write for Google Chrome

Rhianon Gutierrez Updated by Rhianon Gutierrez

What is Read&Write for Google Chrome and who has access?

Read&Write for Google Chrome™, a Texthelp product, is a Chrome extension that provides personalized support to make documents, web pages, and common file types in Google Drive including Google Docs, PDFs, & ePubs more accessible. It’s designed to help everyone engage with digital content in ways that best support their learning.

Read&Write offers a range of powerful support tools to help you gain confidence with reading, writing, studying and research, including text-to-speech, speech-to-text, word prediction, text and picture dictionaries, collecting highlights, recording voice notes, and simplifying and summarizing text.

Read&Write is available to all BPS staff and students along with two other Texthelp products, OrbitNote and Screenshot Reader.

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Where to use this tool

Read&Write for Google Chrome

Works with Google Docs, Slides, & Forms, Google Classroom, websites in the Chrome browser, Brightspace (BPSLearns)

OrbitNote (PDF Reader)

Works with PDF and ePub files Google Drive, Google Classroom, websites in the Chrome browser, Brightspace (BPSLearns)

Screenshot Reader

Allows you to OCR scan text on the screen to be read aloud. Especially helpful for PDFs, tables, charts, maps, and diagrams.

How do I access Read&Write, OrbitNote, and Screenshot Reader?

Read&Write is accessible to all BPS staff and students as long as they are using: (1) their Boston Public Schools email and (2) the Chrome browser. Students should have it installed by default, but staff may need to install the application(s) on their Chrome browser.

OrbitNote is accessible to all BPS staff and students as long as they are using: (1) their Boston Public Schools email and (2) the Chrome browser. Both staff and students will need to install this extension by clicking on the link below.

Screenshot Reader is accessible to all BPS staff and students as long as they are using: (1) their Boston Public Schools email and (2) the Chrome browser. Both staff and students will need to install this extension by clicking on the link below.

Install Read&Write.

Install OrbitNote.

Install Screenshot Reader.

What devices are compatible with these extensions?

Read&Write, OrbitNote, and Screenshot Reader are accessible via Chromebooks and laptops that are running the latest version of the Chrome browser.

Where can I learn more about Read&Write?

Where can I learn more about OrbitNote?

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

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