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Using Immersive Reader with the Edge Browser App and Chrome Extension

by Craig Mill

on Mon Dec 07, 2020

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Immersive Reader is part of Microsoft Learning Tools and is designed to improve reading support for learners with literacy difficulties, such as dyslexia. Immersive Reader is available in programs such as Word, Word Online, OneNote and the Edge browser.

A recent development is the availability of Immersive Reader in the Edge browser app for iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android devices as well as the Chrome browser.

Using Immersive Reader with Edge browser app for iPad

The video below explains how to use Immersive Reader. Although the app offers text-to-speech, colour background themes and word/sentence highlighting the app does not include Line Focus or Picture Support.

Using Immersive Reader with Google Chrome browser extension for Windows

The first step is to install the free Immersive Reader Google Chrome extension 

Once installed the extension will appear at the top right of the browser.

Immersive reader extension

  1. Navigate to a web page and select the text you want Immersive Reader to read aloud.
  2. Right click on the text and choose 'Help me read this' from the drop down menu (or hold and press the Shift + F10 keys).

Immersive reader extension right click

When Immersive Reader appears you can use the text-to-speech button (bottom) to read the text along with the other options such as Text Size, Font and Themes.

Immersive Reader example

You can also use the Line Reader and Picture Dictionary as well as the translation tools.

Immersive Reader picture dictionary

For more information on Immersive Reader download the CALL Poster Raising Attainment with Microsoft Learning Tools

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