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Office 365 Update: Learning Tools for Word Online

New features in Learning Tools, currently available in OneNote along with Word desktop, are now rolling out to Word Online with modify views and include techniques that help people read more effectively, such as:

  • Read Aloud reads text out loud with simultaneous highlighting which improves decoding, fluency, and comprehension while sustaining focus and attention.
  • Spacing optimizes font spacing in a narrow column view to improve reading fluency for users who suffer from “visual crowding” issues.
  • Syllables shows the breaks between syllables to improve word recognition and decoding.
    How does this affect me?

Learning Tools is now available for Word Online in Office 365, providing an immersive reader that helps everyone on any device improve their reading skills; including those with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, and English Language Learners (ELL).
What do I need to do to prepare for this change?

There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. Please click Additional Information to learn more about these new features.

Additional information

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