Microsoft Immersive reader (accessibility tool)

The Microsoft Immersive Reader is a free tool, built into Word, OneNote, Outlook, Microsoft Teams, Forms, and the Edge browser, that implement proven techniques to improve reading and writing for people regardless of their age or ability.

  • Immersive Reader can help improve comprehension by
  • Increasing fluency for English language learners or readers of other languages
  • Helping to build confidence for emerging readers learning to read at higher levels
  • Offering text decoding solutions for students with learning differences such as dyslexia
  • Provided translation of words, or the entire text into over 60 languages (over 40 of them can be read aloud)

Features and Benefits

  • Enhanced dictation: Improves authoring text
  • Focus mode: Sustains attention and improves reading speed
  • Immersive reading: Improves comprehension and sustains attention
  • Font spacing and short lines: Improve reading speed by addressing "visual crowding"
  • Parts of speech: Supports instruction and improves writing quality
  • Syllabification: Improves word recognition
  • Read Aloud Math: Benefits students who see to see and hear equations out loud. Story problems with numbers mixed with words
  • Real-time translation: Helps dyslexic non-native speakers with reading

Instructions for using immersive reader:


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