Texthelp offers a collection of Mac and PC desktop software, Google Chrome apps and extensions, and iOS and Android apps that support reading, writing, language learning and STEM subjects. Texthelp tools freely available to all UA students, faculty and staff include:


Read&Write is a literacy support solution with tools for reading, writing, research and studying. A simple toolbar at the top of the screen that you can customize to meet your specific needs, Read&Write offers support with tasks like reading text out loud, understanding unfamiliar words, researching assignments and proofing written work. Read&Write is particularly beneficial for English language learners and users with learning disabilities, but it’s useful for all learners.


EquatIO is an application that supports math and STEM subjects. With EquatIO, you can type, handwrite or speak to create equations, formulas, and other math and chemistry expressions on a computer or Chromebook; there’s also a library of ready-made expressions you can use to add STEM content to a document. EquatIO also supports LaTex, a typesetting and mark-up language that’s widely used for mathematical and scientific documents. UA users also have access to the EquatIO mathspace collaborative workspace and EquatIO Mobile, a mobile companion that lets you use your phone or tablet to draw, dictate or take a picture of math and add it to a document open on your computer or Chromebook.


Snapverter is an easy to use add-on for Read&Write for Google Chrome that transforms papers and files into readable PDF documents.


Available free of charge to eligible users.


Departments Faculty Staff Students

Students, Faculty and Staff

Students, faculty and staff can download and install programs by accessing the “Download Texthelp” button and entering their myBama username and password.

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Lab Admins

Lab Admins should contact Emerging Technology and Accessibility to request lab download files to Read&Write and EquatIO.

Eligiblity and Cost

Available free of charge to academic and administrative departments, students, faculty and staff.

Licensing Information

This software is licensed for use on both personal and University-owned machines and devices.

This license agreement is administered by the Office of Information Technology Emerging Technology and Accessibility unit.

Software Information

Visit Texthelp’s Getting Started page for quick reference and other guides. Product overviews and short video tutorials can be found on the Texthelp YouTube channel. Contact Texthelp for technical support.