Microsoft announces Learning Tools for OneNote to help dyslexia students


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:

FeatureProven benefit
Enhanced dictationImproves authoring text.
Focus modeSustains attention and improves reading speed.
Immersive readingImproves comprehension and sustains attention.
Font spacing and short linesImproves reading speed by addressing “visual crowding.”
Parts of speechSupports instruction and improves writing quality.
SyllabificationImproves word recognition.
Comprehension modeImproves comprehension by an average of 10 percent.

Download the Learning Tools for OneNote public preview version today at

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