Reading Programs


Read&Write is text-to-speech software program to support with reading passages, documents, and online content. The program can also be used for writing support with the built-in spell check feature and dictation tool. Users can also turn spoken words into text. 

You can download the software as an extension on Google Chrome, to your Windows PC or Mac computer. 

To download the program for free, please refer to the directions below:

  1. Login to your MyMCC account
  2. Select the "Campus Resources" tile. 
  3. Select the "Disability Services" tile. 
  4. Click on "Downloading TextHelp Directions (Read&Write and Equatio) 
  5. Follow the downloading instructions. 

To learn more about Read&Write, please refer to the TextHelp website and the TextHelp Academy resource

For technical support, you can email TextHelp ( or call them at (888) 248-0652.

Kurzweil 3000

The program allows users to customize their learning experience. Kurzweil 3000 provides reading, writing and study support. You can download Kurzweil 3000 on your personal computer by following the steps below:

  1. Login to your MyMCC account.
  2. Select the "Campus Resources" tile.
  3. Select the "Disability Services" tile.
  4. Select the "Downloading Kurzweil 3000 Directions".
  5. Follow the downloading instructions. 

For MAC users, please refer to the Kurzweil 3000 website for the step-by-step downloading information and select the "Web License Edition Installation Guide". If you need assistance accessing the installation guide, please contatct Kurzweil Education Customer Support. You may also refer to the Kurzweil 3000 website to learn more about Kuzweil 3000 features for a MAC. If you are using Kurzweil 3000 on a MAC, it is advised to use Google Chrome. 

To learn more about the Read-the-Web tool, writing features, and general questions about Kurzweil, and for tutorial videos refer to the Kurzweil 3000 website.

Reach out to our office if you need assistance creating a username or password.

For technical support, you can contact Kurzweil 3000 at (800) 894-5374 or email Kurzweil Tech ( For additional information you may refer to the Kurzweil Customer Services website.

Natural Reader

Natural Reader is a text-to-speech program that reads text aloud. Users can access Natural Reader via the web or download a free version on their own personal device. For more information, visit the Natural Reader website.

You can also download the free Natural Reader Google Chrome Extension to read online aloud to you. To download the extension, go to the Google Chrome Store using the Google Chrome browser and search "Natural Reader" in the search toolbar. You will be able to add the extension to your toolbar.

How to Access Reading Programs on Campus Computers:

Current students can access Kurzweil 3000 on campus computers by following the steps below:

1. Login to a student computer.
2. Select the "Accessible Resources" folder on the desktop.
3. Click on "Kurzweil 3000" icon. 

Scanning Pens: Reader Pens

The Reader Pen is a portable, pocket-sized device that reads text aloud. The pen can scan text and read the text aloud to the user with or without headphones. Software is not required for the pen; rather, users can connect the portable pen to their computer with a USB cable. For more information about how to access and loan a Reader Pen, please contact our office. 

Recommended Apps

  • iSpeech
  • Read to You
  • ReadSpeaker
  • Speech Central: Text-to-Speech
  • Speechify- Text to Audiobook
  • Voice Dream