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Adaptive Instruction for Teacher Education: Inclusive Approaches, Resources and Technology
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Office 365 Online (Word, Powerpoint, email...)

Features and tools available to UofT students, Faculty and staff with Office 365 




Learning Tools in Word (Immersive Reader)

Immersive Reader



Use Line focus in Immersive Reader for Office Online and OneNote

Line Focus



Define words using Immersive Reader Picture Dictionary

Picture Dictionary



Dictation comes to Office 365 and Immersive Reader gets support for Adverb highlighting




Office 365 Learning Tools includes a modified reader view that utilizes techniques proven to help people read more effectively, such as:

  • Read Aloud—Reads text aloud with simultaneous highlighting that improves decoding, fluency and comprehension while sustaining the reader’s 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 enhance word recognition and decoding.
  • Parts of Speech*—Supports writing instruction and grammar comprehension by identifying verbs, nouns and adjectives.




How OneNote and Immersive Reader promote independence and accessibility for students with autism