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Assistive Technology

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Accessibility features within the Microsoft 365 apps ensure everyone can create, communicate, and collaborate on any device.

Assistive technology available in the Office 365 apps consists of the following features:

  • Learning Tools for OneNote
  • Immersive Reader
  • Dictate
  • Editor
  • Office Lens


Accessibility and Microsoft EDU Website

Microsoft Learning Tools are free tools that implement proven techniques to improve reading and writing for people regardless of their age or ability.  It improves comprehension and independent reading with tools that read text out loud, break it into syllables, and increase spacing between lines and letters. 

Learning Tools Website
Interactive Reading Demo
Learning Tools Availability Chart

 Dictate is an Office feature for Windows Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Teams that converts speech to text using the state-of-the-art speech recognition behind Cortana and Microsoft Translator.

How to Use Dictate (Video)
Interactive Writing Demo
Microsoft Educator's Website for Dictate

The Microsoft Immersive Reader is a free tool, built into Word, OneNote, Outlook, Office Lens, Microsoft Teams, Forms, Flipgrid, Minecraft Education Edition and the Edge browser, which implements proven techniques to improve reading and writing for people regardless of their age or ability.

How to Use Immersive Reader (Video)
How to Use Immersive Reader in Teams (Video)
How to Use Immersive Reader and Office Lens (Video)
Using Immersive Reader with PDFs

Microsoft Editor is a service that offers advanced grammar and style refinements like clarity, conciseness, formality, vocabulary suggestions, and more. It's a browser extension for Edge and Chrome, and it's being added to Word and Outlook app.

Microsoft Editor Website
How to Use Editor in Word (Video)
Similarity Checker (Video)

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