Microsoft adds some of the top requested features to Immersive Reader

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Microsoft today announced some of the top requested features from teachers and students, including Picture Dictionary, Custom Parts of Speech Colors, and Roaming Settings for Immersive Reader.

The new Picture Dictionary feature will give the ability to see and hear the word simultaneously that will aid reading and comprehension. With this feature, student can click on a word and immediately see a related picture, and have the ability to “Read Aloud” as many times as necessary. Microsoft partnered with Tobii Dynavox, one of the world’s leading symbols companies and creator of Boardmaker to provide images in this feature.

Microsoft has now added the ability to allow customization of the colors used for nouns, verbs or adjectives. With this feature, students can use colors in a way that’s represented in books or methods they’re already used to. This will also give colorblind students the ability to adjust to patterns that suit them best.

Microsoft also announced the ability to roam settings for Immersive Reader on all of the platforms and apps.

Microsoft will be rolling out these features starting today, coming to Word Online, OneNote Online, OneNote for Windows 10, OneNote iPad, Outlook on the Web, and Outlook.com.

Source: Microsoft

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