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Black Hills State University faculty, staff, and students have access to a literacy support software called Read&Write which they can install on their work and personal devices. Read&Write can assist with reading onscreen text, proofreading, and many other tasks related to literacy.

For video demonstrations and more information on Read&Write, please view these instructional videos.

  • Faculty and Staff can install Read&Write by searching for "Software Center" on their BHSU computer, clicking on the Read&Write application, and selecting Install
  • Please contact the Help Desk if you have any issues installing Read&Write on your BHSU computer
  • Faculty and Staff are also able to use Read&Write on their personal devices. To install Read&Write on a personal machine, please select a tab below and follow the instructions.

 Read&Write for Students


Read&Write is managed by BHSU and already linked to your BHSU email account, so there is no registration process, just follow the links below. If you encounter any problems accessing or installing the software, please contact the BHSU Help Desk:

Location: 1st Floor of the Library

Phone: (605) 642-6580

Email: BHSUhelpdesk@bhsu.edu

Web: Request Help


Read&Write has a variety of different products available to fit your needs. Read&Write is available as software that can be installed on your Windows PC or Mac, a browser plugin for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, a PDF Reader called OrbitNote, and an ePub Reader that is capable of reading your eTextbooks. 

Please select a tab below to view the instructions for that version of Read&Write. Or to view general how-to's, please visit the Read&Write website.