Read and Write Gold Software

Read and Write GOLD software helps students achieve their academic goals by providing support tools for reading, writing, and research assignments. Read & Write Gold features both text to speech and speech to text conversion, as well as word translation, document scanning, and a talking calculator. This software:


Benefits all students enrolled at USF


Integrates with Windows applications


Provides access to more digital content, including flash and online applications (e.g. Blackboard)


Delivers a true universal design for learning solutions for all students


Empowers students with tools for reading, writing, studying, and research motivation


Includes powerful instructor support tools


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Training Dates


Plan to attend one of these hands-on workshop sessions which will introduce you to the tools contained by the six Read&Write GOLD toolbars and allow for practice with the functionality of each. Demonstrations and discussions will focus on how each tool can modify or adapt instruction for specific learning needs and how students can use tools independently to help with reading, research, writing, and higher order thinking skills.


Instructors/Faculty/Staff Introductory Training

Tuesday, Sept. 20, EDU 213

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(Lunch break from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.)


This "train-the-trainers" session is open to the IT Help Desk, MSC Help Desk, SDS, Tutoring & Learning Services, Athletics, 21st Century Learning, and representatives from USF colleges.


Students/Faculty/Staff Introductory Training

Wednesday, Sept. 21, EDU 213

Your choice of two sessions:

Session 1: 9 a.m. - noon) OR

Session 2: 2 - 5 p.m.


These "user-based" sessions are open to student tutors and employees from the Tutoring and Learning Services office, Athletics Tutoring Services, Student Government, other student organizations, and USF students.


Seating is limited. To RSVP, email Deborah McCarthy:


For reasonable accommodations, please contact SDS at (813) 974-4309.