Microsoft bringing Read Aloud functionality to Word app on iPad


23, 2017

Microsoft today announced that they will be bringing several Immersive Reader capabilities to Word app on iPad. This includes the popular Read Aloud feature which reads words aloud while highlighting them in tandem. This feature will be available in November and users can access it from the Review tab, or from the Learning Tools tab. The Learning Tools on Word app for iPad will have support for people with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, or emerging readers.

This new Read Aloud feature will be supported in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, and Turkish.

If you are using a Windows device like Surface, update your OS to Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update to enjoy Read Aloud on Microsoft Edge browser. It works with any web page, as well as all PDF files. Microsoft today also shared the results of a new multi-grade 3rd party research study which says that learners’ use of Microsoft Learning Tools not only improves reading comprehension by 10 percent on a nationally normed assessment, but also ‘levels the playing field’ of learning for struggling readers.

Read more details from this report here.

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