Microsoft brings read-aloud functionality to Word app on iPad

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Microsoft announced today that they will bring several immersive reader features to the 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 the Learning Tools tab. The Learning Tools on Word app for iPad will support 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 operating system to Windows 10 Fall Creator Update to enjoy reading aloud on Microsoft Edge browser. It works with any web page, as well as all PDF files. Microsoft also today shared the results of a new, third-party multi-level research study that shows that learners’ use of Microsoft learning tools not only improves reading comprehension by 10% in a classroom setting. nationally standardized assessment, but also “level the playing field” of learning. for struggling readers.

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