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Accessibility Tools for inclusive learning

Foster a learning environment where all students and teachers feel included and have the tools and resources they need to succeed.

Innovative tools for accessible learning

Immersive Reader

Help all students improve reading comprehension, stay engaged, and build confidence while supporting students with learning differences and new language learners.

  • Employ text decoding for students with dyslexia and other learning differences
  • Utilize individual word or whole text translation in 100+ languages
  • Reduce distractions with a simple interface
  • Available on Microsoft Word, OneNote, Outlook, Teams, and more

Translator

Improve communication between students, teachers, administrators, and parents with Translator across Microsoft apps for non-native speakers and those who need vision or hearing support.

  • Translate presentations in real time
  • Bridge language gaps with the multi-device conversation feature
  • Available at no cost on Android and iOS devices

Dictation

Provide a range of ways to write and improve writing skills with this speech-to-text tool that allows students who may have limited mobility to use their computer's microphone to dictate documents and presentations.

  • Refine and review dictated text with Editor
  • Find advanced spelling and grammar checks
  • Get word suggestions with Read Aloud
  • Available in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook

Live Captions

Share information in a more accessible way with real-time Live Captions and subtitles that display what you’re saying as text while you speak.

  • Powered by Microsoft Automatic Speech Recognition technology
  • Compliant with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and more
  • Available in Microsoft PowerPoint and Teams

Why accessible learning matters

of classrooms have students with individual education needs 1

of students are impacted by dyslexia 2

of teachers say it’s impossible to achieve equity in education without accessible learning tools 3

With Microsoft 365 Education, accessibility is built in

Design a learning environment where all students can fully participate with a range of innovative, engaging, and non-stigmatizing tools built right into Microsoft 365 Education.

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    Microsoft Education highlights

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    Using Live Captions for more inclusive learning

    Imagine listening to a presentation but not being able to hear it. Or perhaps you can hear it, but you’re not fluent...

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    Transforming literacy learning for the better

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