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Read & Write Gold

Improve your research, reading, study and writing skills with confidence! Cal Maritime has made Read & Write (RW) software for Windows and Mac available to all students. Get access to assistance with effective reading, study strategies, and writing anytime and anywhere.





Software is available on all library and Learning Lab computers.

Windows Version (Serial Number)
Mac Version (Serial Number)



  • Ability to read any digital text aloud
  • Research and studying tools that assist with finding, collecting, and citing sources
  • Tools to easily turn text into audio files so students can listen while on the go
  • Writing supports that assist with each stage of the writing process
  • Video links from the toolbar for each feature to make training and support easier
  • More information on Read and Write Gold will be available soon
  • Word prediction


  • Google Docs
  • PDFs
  • Electronic Publications (Kindle, Nook etc.)
  • Kes files

Operating Systems

  • Macs (OSx)
  • PCs (Windows XP, 7, 8)
  • Tablets (iOS, Android)
  • Chromebooks (ChromOs)

RW is a customizable toolbar with interactive tools to help you with reading and understanding your textbooks, studying course materials and writing papers. Find the tools for you!

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Video Tutorial Links

Research and Gather Information

Read More in Less Time

Take Notes and Organize an Outline

Write a Draft and Prepare Your Final Paper


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Disability Services Coordinator

Siobhan Case, MPA, PHR
Laboratory Building 101
(707) 654-1561

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