The Microsoft Immersive Reader is a tool that intends to improve reading and writing for people regardless of their age or ability. It has now arrived in the Microsoft Edge browser and Microsoft has posted a detailed hands-on video demoing immersive reader in Chromium Edge.

Check the video below and read more about immersive reader features below.


Immersive Reader can help improve reading comprehension by

  • Increasing fluency for English language learners or readers of other languages
  • Helping to build confidence for emerging readers learning to read at higher levels
  • Offering text decoding solutions for students with learning differences such as dyslexia
  • Provided translation of words, or the entire text into over 60 languages (over 40 of them can be read aloud)
FeatureProven Benefit
Enhanced dictationImproves authoring text
Focus modeSustains attention and improves reading speed
Immersive readingImproves comprehension and sustains attention
Font spacing and short linesImprove reading speed by addressing “visual crowding”
Parts of speechSupports instruction and improves writing quality
SyllabificationImproves word recognition
Read Aloud MathBenefits students who see to see and hear equations out loud. Story problems with numbers mixed with words
Real-time translationHelps dyslexic non-native speakers (ELL in the United States) with reading