Academic Success Center (ASC)

The Academic Success Center (ASC) offers free services to all Northland students.

Read & Write Screen Reader

Northland Community and Technical College is providing you access to a tool called Read&Write to support your learning. It is a program you can put on your computer with approximately 20 tools to help you read, write, study, and research. Some of the tools available are:

  • Text-to-Speech - read PDFs, ePubs, websites, documents, and D2L outloud
  • Highlighters
  • Annotation tool - markup and write on your documents
  • Speech-to-Text - speak papers and typed text out loud
  • Dictionary
  • Translator
  • Screenmaking - change the color of your screen to help ease screen fatigue
  • Vocabulary Tool - to help learn vocab words or concepts

The tool works in many of the places you commonly do schoolwork:

  • Office 365 Online
  • PDFs
  • D2L Brightspace
  • Websites
  • ePubs
  • Microsoft Office Suite (such as Word)

The tool is available in the following platforms:

  • Within Google Chrome as an Extension
  • Downloaded to your Windows Desktop
  • Downloaded to your Mac Desktop
  • Within Microsoft Edge as an Extension
  • On iPads and Android Tablets (limited functionality)

Contact Us

To get access to this free resource, contact Sara Johnson or Chris Fossum.