Microsoft announces Learning Tools for OneNote to help dyslexia students

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Microsoft today announced Learning Tools for OneNote, a toolbar add-in for OneNote 2013 and 2016, which improves reading and writing experiences for all students, especially for students with learning differences like dyslexia.

All of the features seen in the OneNote Learning Tools have research-based benefits:

Feature Proven benefit
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 Improves reading speed by addressing “visual crowding.”
Parts of speech Supports instruction and improves writing quality.
Syllabification Improves word recognition.
Comprehension mode Improves comprehension by an average of 10 percent.

Download the Learning Tools for OneNote public preview version today at onenote.com/learningtools.

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