An Easier Way to Read

Accessibility features in Learning Tools currently available in Microsoft OneNote desktop, will be available soon to Microsoft OneNote Online, Microsoft Word desktop and Online, supporting students who have dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, or ELL.

Just within the web browsers, students can read more effectively with:

  • A Read Aloud feature reads text out loud with simultaneous highlighting improves decoding, fluency, and comprehension while sustaining focus and attention.
  • A Text Spacing feature optimizes font spacing in a narrow column view to improve reading fluency for users who suffer from “visual crowding” issues.
  • A Syllabification feature shows the breaks between syllables to improve word recognition and decoding.
  • A Parts of Speech feature supports instruction and improves writing quality by identifying verbs, nouns, and adjectives.

More details at the Microsoft Education Team blog post:


Kitty Chiu | Technology Strategist – Education (ACT) | Microsoft Australia |

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