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DSD: Immersive Reader for Microsoft Online apps (ISIMMRD) 
Course Description:

Immersive readers are used to aid reading and comprehension by providing a multi-sensory experience. They offer features such as, read aloud whilst text is highlighted, line focus, font spacing, speed control, colour background choices, picture dictionary, translate, syllabification and identification of parts of speech. They are available for free and simple to use.

Immersive readers can assist readers of any age and ability and be particularly helpful for Increasing fluency for English language learners and assist students with learning differences such as dyslexia.

This session will demonstrate how immersive readers can be used across a range of Microsoft based applications and indicate which are already available and which you may need to download.

Once you have booked on the course you will be able to access all of the online materials in our Digital Skills Development Moodle course.

IMPORTANT: Once you have enrolled, you will need to click on the play button under 'My current enrolments' in My Learning to join at the time of the live session. You will also receive an email containing the direct joining link at least a day before the session.

Please note: We would encourage those who are new to Blackboard Collaborate to join 15 minutes early in order to test out their connection/audio and help will be offered to sort out any problems. Participants are welcome to join any time within the first 15 minutes of the advertised start time. The actual session will start on the hour.

Immersive Reader in the following apps will be investigated:
  • Microsoft Teams,
  • Office 365 browser apps such Word Online, Outlook Online,
  • Office 365 desktop apps such as Word, PowerPoint,
  • Desktop OneNote,
  • Office Lens (mobile app).
Intended Audience:
This course is aimed at anyone with a reading difficulty, for those whom English is not their first language or anyone who may find a text to speech tool useful.
Target Audience: All
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