Recently, Microsoft has announced an initiative, Voice Dictation, which will help the people around the world who are suffering from Dyslexia. It is a brain-based condition which commonly occurs in children. Under the initiative, Microsoft will provide the benefit to access the new technology which will ultimately help to enhance their academic ability. There are many new features set to be launched in MS-Word and OneNote.
Well, Voice Dictation has already been featured in Office Setup 365 desktop version, but when it comes to Office Online apps; it is due to be launched. It will also be freely accessible in all browsers, and student can access from anywhere around the world. Mobility impaired students can also use the Voice Dictation.
According to the sources, Word and Note are the first one featuring this service, but in coming time Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook may also have the same. Moreover, apart from Voice Dictation, Microsoft is also bringing Translator for the disabled students but it can be used by anyone to translate word, sentence, and page. This feature is also expected to be unveiled in coming fall of Word Online, OneNote Online, OneNote iPad, OneNote for Windows 10, Outlook Online, OneNote for Mac, Teams, and Flipgrid.
At last, Office Lens on Android is supporting Immersive reader. You can use and capture a picture via Office lens and later send to Immersive Reader. After that, Optical character recognition turns the text into accessible readable content which can further be used with Text Spacing, Font Size, Voice Speed, Read Aloud, and Forwards and Backwards etc.
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