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Read & Write

From reading on-screen text aloud to researching and checking written work, Read & Write makes lots of everyday tasks easier. It's a big confidence booster for anyone who needs a little extra help with their reading and writing. 

Read & Write for PC Instructions (PDF)

Read & Write Gold for Mac Instructions (PDF)

Read & Write or Windows Quick Reference Card (PDF)

Read & Write for Windows Toolbar Video Tour

Read & Write for Windows PDF Aloud Video Tour

Read & Write for Windows Study Skills Video Tour

Smart Pen

The Livescribe Smartpen writes like a regular pen, but it records not only what is written, but also what is heard. It synchronizes the audio recording with the recorded writing.

The SA Office has a limited number of Livescribe Smartpens that can be checked out for note taking purposes.

Visit the for more information about this technology.

Reader Pen

A reader pen reads text out loud with a human-like digital voice and is designed to promote independent learning.

The SA Office has a limited number of Reader Pens that can be checked out for reading accommodation purposes.

For more information about this technology, visit

Glean Note Taking

Glean is an easy-to-use tool that assists students in becoming independent and efficient note takers.

Visit Glean website for more information.


The smart pens, reader pens, and Glean notetaking software were funded through a grant from the North Dakota State Council on Developmental Disabilities.