The accessibility feature, which helps people read more effectively, is already present in a number of other Microsoft services. Some of the techniques included with immersive reader include:
- Read Aloud — Reads text out loud with simultaneous highlighting that improves decoding, fluency and comprehension while sustaining the reader's focus and attention.
- Spacing — Optimizes font spacing in a narrow column view to improve reading fluency for users with visual crowding issues.
- Syllables — Shows the breaks between syllables to enhance word recognition and decoding.
- Parts of Speech — Supports writing instruction and grammar comprehension by identifying verbs, nouns and adjectives.
In OneNote for Windows 10, you'll be able to find Immersive Reader within the View tab. As for Outlook on the web, Immersive Reader can be enabled in a few different spots, including the right-click menu in messages, the ellipses menu in the main message view, or in the "Reply all" drop-down.
Lastly, the Read Aloud portion of the feature is picking up support for 14 new languages, including:
- Arabic (Saudi Arabia)
- English (Ireland)
- French (Switzerland)
- German (Austria)
- German (Switzerland)
OneNote Desktop users are also getting a bit of love as well, with Japanese dictation being added to the Learning Tools add-in.
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