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July 19, 2020

What is Microsoft Immersive Reader!?

What is and what can you do with Microsoft’s Immersive Reader?

The Microsoft Immersive Reader is a free tool, built into Word, OneNote, Outlook, Office Lens, Microsoft Teams, Forms, Flipgrid, Minecraft Education Edition, and the Edge browser, that implement proven techniques to improve reading and writing for people of all ages. to improve. Immersive Reader creates a learning environment that is accessible to readers of all levels and ages. Immersive Reader helps students with learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, with text decoding solutions and help build reader confidence through features such as Line Focus and Picture Dictionary.

Immersive Reader

Students learn at different speeds and learning styles, which can be particularly challenging in a distance learning situation. To enable parents to support students of all reading levels or those who have difficulty reading or writing due to dyslexia or dysgraphia, Microsoft has built learning tools such as Immersive Reader into our educational experiences, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Edge, Teams, OneNote, Flipgrid and Minecraft: Education Edition. Today, Immersive Reader empowers more than 23 million people with dyslexia and learning disabilities each month. Recently, Microsoft announced that Immersive Reader is integrated into our Microsoft Edge browser, allowing students to choose how they want to read online and helping caregivers remove distractions.

Microsoft Immersive Reader
Microsoft Immersive Reader

Laying a foundation for future success

Inclusive teaching tools give more students personalized access to their curriculum, optimize teacher time and improve learning outcomes.

✅ Students grow their potential and gain independence

✅ Teachers are more empowered to participate each student

✅ Schools are building reputation as positive places that promote equality and inclusion

What does it do ⁉️

Immersive Reader can help improve reading comprehension by

✨ Fluent learning for English language learners or readers of other languages
✨ Helps build confidence for aspiring readers learning to read at higher levels
✨ Providing text decoding solutions for students with learning disabilities such as dyslexia
✨ Translate words or the whole text in more than 60 languages (more than 40 of them can be read aloud)


》 Improved Dictation
》Focus Mode
》 Immersive Reading
》 Letter Spacing and Short Lines
》Types of words
》 Syllabification
》Read aloud math
》 Real time translation

Proven benefit

》 Improves writing text
》 Holds attention and improves reading speed
》 Improves comprehension and maintains attention
》Improve reading speed by tackling “visual crowds”
》Supports instruction and improves writing quality
》 Improves word recognition
》 Benefits for students who see and hear equations out loud. Story problems with numbers mixed with words
》Helps dyslexic non-native speakers (ELL in the United States) read


Where immersive reader is available
Availability Imersive Reader

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Source: Microsoft Education .

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