Inclusive learning tools

Read&Write and EquatIO are inclusive learning tools for students for making online written and numerical information more accessible.

This software is available on all student computers. You can find the learning tools as icons on your desktop. To download the software on your own personal computer, go to the Student Software Download website.


Read&Write is a software toolbar that makes documents, web pages, and office applications more accessible. You can easily create, correct and access content.

The software includes the following features:

  • scanning text
  • having web pages, emails, and documents read to you
  • converting text to mp3s for reviewing on the move
  • proofreading lengthy reports; and
  • features for writing and research tasks.

Read our user guide for Read&Write.

Watch a quick introduction to Read&Write on Blackboard.


EquatIO is the maths and chemical formula equivalent. It can create equations, formula, and graphs using natural written or spoken language, and place them into your documents or work directly with LaTeX.

This software including the following features:

  • equation editing
  • handwriting recognition
  • speech input
  • graph editing; and
  • STEM tools.

Read our user guide for EquatIO.