We’re improving Microsoft Learning Tools for Word Desktop and releasing some new updates for the Immersive Reader. You’ll begin seeing these updates in the coming days.
How does this affect you?
We’re improving features in Microsoft Learning Tools for Word Desktop Office 365 client that are designed for those with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, visual challenges, or non-native language speakers. These capabilities include: – The Read Aloud is exposed more prominently – A new Learning Tools contextual tab – A Narrow mode view – The ability to type in Word while using all Learning Tools features We’re also adding new capabilities for the Immersive Reader (Word Online, OneNote Online, Outlook on the Web, OneNote Windows 10 app): – Updated Immersive Reader interface – The Line Focus feature has been added to help improve focus while reading. This will specifically help those with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, visual challenges, or non-native language speakers – New additional voice types per language to allow the user to choose a preferred voice – Auto language detection – The ability to detect the language on the page and use the proper Read Aloud, Syllables, or Parts of Speech for that language We’ll be rolling these features out in the next few days, and the roll out will be completed early September.
What do I need to do to prepare for this change?
There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. Please click Additional Information to learn more.