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)
Feature Proven Benefit Enhanced dictation Improves authoring text Focus mode Sustains attention and improves reading speed Immersive reading Improves comprehension and sustains attention Font spacing and short lines Improve reading speed by addressing “visual crowding” Parts of speech Supports instruction and improves writing quality Syllabification Improves word recognition Read Aloud Math Benefits students who see to see and hear equations out loud. Story problems with numbers mixed with words Real-time translation Helps dyslexic non-native speakers (ELL in the United States) with reading