Accessibility Learning Webinar Series: Learning Tools for the Inclusive Classroom
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Accessibility Learning Webinar Series: Learning Tools for the Inclusive Classroom


>>Sean: Good afternoon, everyone,
and thank you for joining.
Welcome to our 2019 or July 2019 accessibility
learning webinar. My
name is Sean, and I’ll be one of your moderators today.
I’m on Microsoft’s
Disability Answer Desk team.  >>Chitra: I’m Chitra,
and I work at the Disability
Answer Desk team too. We will be you moderators
for the today’s session. Our
Microsoft mission is to empower everybody to achieve
more. Many of our customers
who met us during the conferences and called
the Disability Answer Desk
requested for the trainings on our accessibility products
and services, and here we
are. We started a monthly webinar series to
empower every customer with
accessibility knowledge, so we are going to get started
now, but before that, Sean, why
don’t you tell us about our webinar and
what we are going
to do today.  >>Sean: Absolutely.
And just so everyone is aware,
we do have captions available. If you want those, if you open
a web browser and go to
the URL aka.ms/WebinarCaptions, you’ll be able to see those.
In terms of today’s format,
this will be about an hour long, with the last
15 minutes dedicated to audience
Q&A. And don’t worry. If you do miss
a part of today’s session,
it will be recorded, a link will be made available,
and we’ll send it out
to everyone once it’s ready. Today we have
Mike Tholfsen from Microsoft’s
Education team here to talk about Learning Tools and give us
some great live demos. If you
do want to access his slides, you can download those at
aka.ms/Microsoft
AccessibilityWebinar2019.  >>Chitra: As Sean
mentioned, once Mike finishes
his demo, we’ll have time for questions and answers
towards the end. We will
dedicate 15 minutes for answering all your questions, but
in the meantime, please continue
to email your questions at [email protected]
Again, the email address is
[email protected] You can also tweet
us at @MSFTEnable. Please use the
hash tag #AccessibilityWebinar to post your questions. Please keep
the questions coming through, and
we’ll get to the end. So I’m going
to turn it over
to Mike Tholfsen now.  >>Mike: Hey, everyone.
Thanks for joining the webinar.
My name is Mike, and I work on
the Microsoft Education team. And
what we are going to talk about today is Learning
Tools across our whole inclusive
classroom, and we’ll get into a little bit of what
that means, but also here on my
title slide, you can see my name and my Twitter
handle. I encourage you
to follow me on Twitter, if you’re out there
on Twitter, and we’ll also
have other ways to contact me via email later on.
I’ll start out at a high level.
Microsoft’s mission, as referenced before, is
to empower every student on
the planet to achieve more. And that mission
for education, empowering every
student, is inclusive. So the words “empower” and the
“every.” Those are very inclusive
terms. I like to say we are not trying to empower
86% of all of the students,
and we are not trying to empower 94% of all of
the students. We are trying to
empower 100% of all of the students on the planet. And
so that mission resonates into
what we are going to talk about today. Just to set
a little bit of context, this
is a great slide that really demonstrates how the United
States in this case
this is a US survey, but we believe many of
these percentages are similar
across the world. This was a survey across 14,000
educators in the United
States, and this shows the landscape of today’s
classrooms. Almost three
quarters of classrooms have four or more reading levels
in a single classroom. So that’s
a wide range of reading levels. It’s also almost
three-quarters of classrooms
have one or more special education students or
SEN students, if you’re in
the UK, integrated into that general education population.
And then over half
of classrooms have one or more nonnative speakers in
the classroom. In the US,
we often will call close English language learners, but it
could be in any country
in the world. There could be nonnative speakers. On
the education side or the
teacher’s side, it could be up to half of a teacher’s time
can be spent working
on those diverse student needs, which can include
assistive technology. Educators
today are expected to personalize and differentiate
across the board, and that can
be very difficult to do when you have this range
of diversity in the classroom.
So, how does Microsoft Education think about this, and
how can we help educators
and school systems out there? So, first off, we
want to enable students to
grow their independence and their potential. How can
we help students be more
independent? One of the things you’re going to hear
me reference today is when
I say built in, mainstream, non-stigmatizing, and free. And
I’ll talk about more
about what that means. On the educator side,
how can we help teachers
reach every single learner in the classroom? We want
to enable them and amplify
what they’re doing through technology to help them meet
the goals that they have.And
at the school system level or a district level
or maybe even a country
wide level, how can the Microsoft 365 platform help with
the goals around equity and
inclusion? I work with many schools around the United
States and the world, and
a common very thread I always hear is in that
school’s vision, and if you’re
an educator or school leader out there, think
about in your school’s vision,
do you have something around inclusion, accessibility, or
equity? All of those can come
into play in almost every school that I talk
to. So how can the Microsoft
platform help you with those goals? Whether they’re
meeting the goals in your
vision, or maybe there are compliance or federal
regulation goals or local
regulations that you need to meet around accessibility. Either
way, we believe the
platform can help there. Now, across the board,
how does Microsoft think about
accessibility? One part of inclusion is accessibility.
Another part of inclusion might
be things like equity of internet access at home
or not. Part of inclusion
might be speaking the native language or not or the parents,
but from a pure accessibility
standpoint, this slide just shows across
the board how Microsoft can
categorize some of the different things that we have
available in our platform. I
will be covering each of these today. I’ll be hitting a
few specific areas, but it
really shows the breadth of how we think about this, whether
it’s learning, visual, hearing,
mobility, neurodiversity, or mental health. And for those
of you who aren’t aware, there’s
a link at the bottom here. It’s aka.ms/AccessibilitySway.
And this link
has every single capability across the Microsoft
platform for accessibility and
broken down into some of the categories you see here. So,
many people in schools I talk
to tell me, “Wow, I had no idea that all of these
accessibility capabilities
were already available and built into things that we have
and in almost all cases are
free.”  So, if you take away anything from today,
make sure that you understand
what you already might have available for free that’s
going to help students and all
sorts of people in your district. But inclusive classroom,
I want to spend just
a moment on this term before we dig into each
of these categories. What
does inclusive classroom mean? So, as you can see here,
I break it down into reading,
writing, math, and communication. And I like to say we infuse
the inclusive design principles
into each of these categories. Because every single
school district on the planet
cares about these categories, and so what we like
to do is we are not going to
talk about a very specific type of accessibility category.
We are going to talk
about broad education categories. So, for example, when
we talk about reading, some of
the designs might help a student with dyslexia, but
they also might help
students with visual impairments, or students who
don’t speak the native
language, or students in the general education classroom,
or, or, or. And so
we think these capabilities help all students with
reading. And they might help
some students more than others, but they benefit all.
And that’s a great way to
think about how we’re looking at the inclusive classroom across
Microsoft all up. So, to
start out, I’m going to talk about reading. And
reading is the most
important aspect in education. The reason why, and
there’s a lot of research behind
this, if students don’t have a grasp on reading
by about the end of third grade
and going into fourth grade, there’s a lot of research
that shows life outcomes,
ultimately, go down significantly if reading is not
tackled by the third or fourth
grade. And that is something that if you can’t
read effectively by the end
of 3rd and 4th grade, you’re going to
have difficulty accessing the
curriculum and content of all subjects across the board. And
that’s why it’s so important.
It really unlocks the rest of education for
many students. Now, before we
get into the Immersive Reader and some of the
demos, just a slide here to
show, you might wonder why is Microsoft talking about
things like dyslexia, and
reading, and dysgraphia, and the background of
this Immersive Reader is
that Microsoft, every year, has something called a Hackathon.
We are about to start one
here just next week, actually. And it’s one week
out of the year where anyone
in the entire company can work on any project that they want
that they are passionate about.
So you have people coming together
across the company to
work on passion projects. And this was one from
a few years ago. I happened
to be a part of this project, but there were many
others who were apart. We
had reading Ph.D. experts. We had a speech
language pathologist. We had
accessibility experts. We had engineers. We had researchers.
And we got together and
said what if we took the latest science and
research around reading but
focused inclusively on dyslexia as a core customer type. And
so we iterated on that
little Hackathon project over the last couple of
years, and we’ve built that out
much more broadly. I’m going to show that now. It’s something
that – it is showing
up in our products called Immersive Reader. The
broader category, we talk
about Microsoft Learning Tools, and Immersive Reader is part
of that. But what I’m going
to do now is I’m going to flip over to the demo, and I’m
going to be in the web browser.
So here I am in a product, you know, I’m pretty Sean and
Chitra have heard of this product.
It’s called Microsoft world. You guys have heard
of that product before?  >>Chitra: Of course. Yeah.  >>Mike: Yes, yeah.
What some people don’t know
is that Microsoft Word is free and available in the
browser to anyone on the
planet. Whether you’re at home, maybe you’re a parent,
maybe you’re a student, maybe
you’re at school, the word is free and available in the
browser to anyone on the planet.
And I like to say free many times, because not everyone
realizes that there is a
free version of Microsoft, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote,
Outlook. It’s all free
and in the web. So here I am in the free version
of Word, and I’m going to
go to the view tab. So I’ve clicked on the “view” tab
here in Word, and there’s
a button called the Immersive Reader. And I’m going to
click on this button. This is the
thing that I just talked about, the Immersive Reader. So,
first off, what you’re going
to see is my screen, we have abstracted a lot
of that user interface away. We
call this focus mode, to focus on the content. At
the bottom, there is a play
button with a triangle on it, and when I click that play button – [Immersive Reader Voice]
>>The study of earth’s landforms
is called physical geography.>>Mike: It has read aloud with
word and line highlighting. And
that can help sustain focus and improve reading speeds
in some cases. Now, this
is not a revolutionary feature, but this is now built
into Word for free. Built in,
mainstream, non-stigmatizing, and free. I can
change the voice speed faster or
slower. I can choose a male or a female voice,
very easy. I can also
change the way the page looks. So I’m here
in the upper right hand corner
clicking on “text preferences.” And we know
from research there’s something
called visual crowding that some people experience.
And if we increase
the spacing, that can reduce visual crowding for
some people and help
improve reading speeds and focus. So I click increase spacing,
and you can see I have
spaced out the letters, the words and the lines. I
can also change the background
color on the page looks. So I’ve got black
here, I click blue, or
green, or shades of yellow. There’s many options
for colors, and these
are fine tuned for accessibility. And so in this case I’m going
to leave it on the black
background, and I’m going to go in the upper right and make
the text size bigger. So, I scroll
this wheel in the upper right, and I have made the text
much bigger on the page where
there’s just a couple of words per line. This is
called short line mode, and some
people, people with dyslexia, might have short
lines when they prefer to read.
People with visual impairments might want to have the
text much bigger. Thinking
about practicing sight words, if I’m an early reader,
or I might be a nonnative
speaker who just wants to see a few words per
line. There’s many reasons why
it might be helpful to have that. I’m going to make
the text smaller again and now
I’m going to go to something called Grammar Options,
clicking on Grammar Options
in the upper right. Now, if you’re an
educator out there or a learning
specialist, you know that many people need to
practice learning syllables.
Whether they’re learning to read or
maybe someone with dyslexia
is practicing syllables out loud, and you’ll do
something like, “syl-lab-Les,”
and you’ll clap your hands. Some educators take sticky
notes and help the students
break the words into little sticky notes, and if
you’re doing that, that can
be something that is very time consuming as an
educator. It could be
stigmatizing as a student. Maybe you’re an older
student working on syllables.
Maybe you don’t feel comfortable doing that in a
classroom where everybody else
is already d working on their syllables and you’re
getting special attention.So
what we are doing with cloud services, if I
click on grammar options, with a
single click on syllables, I can break all of the words into
syllables with that single click.
So it’s really, really handy. I can also highlight
parts of speech, like nouns,
verbs, adjectives and add verbs. So if I click on
nouns, the nouns are highlighted
in purple. If I click on verbs, I highlight the verbs in red.
If I click on adjectives I can
highlight in green, or adverbs in gold. We also know that
there are some people who
can’t distinguish any colors or maybe are color
blind. So we also have
something called “show labels.” So when I click
show labels, it puts a visual
indicator above the word that makes it really easy
to tell the part of speech, and
I can customize colors myself. So maybe I want to
have the verbs as blue, and
maybe I want to have the nouns as a light green.
So lots of options to change
the colors, and again personalize and customize. And a student
can do this on his or
her own, and the educator gets more time back,
student gets more independence.
So I’m going to turn those off and move to the
last few set of capabilities.
So on reading preferences in the upper right, one thing
that I can do is there’s
a reading ruler that exists in many schools. Many educators
will cut a little rectangle
out of a piece of paper and to help the student focus
their eyes, they will cover up
that paper like this, and the student can move it
down so they are just seeing
one or two lines at a time. That’s called a
reading ruler. Some educators
will spend $0.99 on Amazon. Some teachers will make their
own. But if I click on
line focus here — I’m going to change the background to blue
so this pops a little bit better.
If you click on line focus, you can see I get
my own reading ruler. And I can
hit play to read it out loud. [Immersive Reader Voice]
>>Geography, landforms
can be mountains and valleys.>>Mike: It will automatically
scroll so you don’t have to.
I can keep my eye focused on that line. On
the right hand side, I can
click the scrolling up and down. So I can move
that little reading ruler myself.
Maybe I want to choose three lines or five lines. I can personalize
that in any way that I
want. So, again, thinking about this, this is not just used by
students with ADHD, sometimes
might like this to focus, students with dyslexia,
but also, we have
had students with cerebral palsy use this for eye focus
help. We’ve had students that
are — we have had students in middle school that
have had a concussion, and
they could only read in their concussion recovery that’s a
temporary impairment that they
might only have for six weeks, but things like line focus
can help. We have had students
with autism using line focus. So lots and lots
of reasons and ways how
this feature can be used. The next thing I’m going
to show is a picture dictionary.
This one is a great one. It’s been very popular
with our students and educators.
If I click on a word, I get a picture representation,
and I can read
that word out loud. [Immersive Reader Voice]
>>Earth, earth, earth.>>Mike: So I see the picture,
I hear the word,
I see the word. So I’m getting lots of
different ways to interact
with that text. Here’s mountains.
[Immersive Reader Voice]
>>Mountains, mountains. >>Mike: Or valleys, or rivers.
So that picture dictionary
is really powerful. Now, beyond just English in
this case, maybe I want to
translate. So think about English language learners, think
about students with dyslexia
who are also nonnative speakers. Maybe I want    in this case,
I have got 60 different
languages when I drop down this translate box. I
have got over 60 languages
to choose from. In this case, I’m going to choose Spanish, and
I’m going to turn on by word.
So now when I click on a word, I not only see earth –
[Immersive Reader Voice]
>>Earth.>>Mike: I get the Spanish word.
[Immersive Reader Voice]
>>Tierra>>Mike: And the read
aloud voice switched to Spanish,
so I can compare and contrast. [Immersive Reader Voice]
>>Earth. Tierra. Earth. Tierra.>>Mike: So really powerful for
practicing and hearing and working
through, and if I want to go to the entire document translated,
I can do that. If I
go back to the reading preferences here and
I click on Document, the entire
document translates, in this case to Spanish. And
not only did the words translate,
syllable breaks, the verbs, the nouns, the adjectives,
everything translated,
and if I hit play [Immersive Reader
Voice In Spanish}  >>Mike: Now, if I
want to slow that down, maybe
I’m not a native Spanish speaker. I’m going to slow
that down. I can easily do
that. [Immersive Reader
Voice In Spanish]
>>Mike: And if I want to go back to the original up in the top
here, there’s these little
flippers, and I can click original, go back to English, and
I can click on Spanish to
flip back to Spanish and compare and contrast. So, this is
incredibly powerful to access
text and content. And again, I’m going to hit exit. This is in
plain Word online that’s free.
And it’s free in Word online. It’s built into
OneNote online. It’s built into
Teams. It’s built into Flipgrid. It’s built into Outlook.
The other place that it’s
built into is the Edge browser. So here I am,
I’m going to switch to Wikipedia,
our good friend Wikipedia. The most basic type of
web page that you could imagine.
And I’m going to go here and right click on a word and
say read aloud from here. Which
means I can read that out loud. [Immersive Reader Voice]
>> The Coliseum could hold, it is estimated, between
50,000 and
80,000 spectators.  >>Mike: So, read aloud,
and word and line highlighting
on any web page possible. That’s built into
the Edge browser, and
it works on web pages. You can open up
PDF files and read aloud. Even
doing reading view and focus mode for news articles. So think
about that, all of the internet
is now read aloud and line and word highlighting.
And that’s free. That’s
built into the Edge Browser. And for those of
you that are paying attention,
we are moving the Edge browser to many other platforms.
So it’s on Windows 10.
There’s early version on the Mac. It’s coming to iPhone
and iPad. And we are going to be
bringing read aloud capabilities to all of those platforms.
Edge is just on Windows 10
today, but it is rolling out to iPhone and iPad and more
platforms later this summer and fall. So that accessing content is really powerful. The one other place
I want to show access
of content is in OneNote. So OneNote is our free
digital binder, and I’m here in
the one note Windows 10 app on my screen. This
is capability is available on
all versions of OneNote, though. It’s on Mac, on
iPad, in the browser, and it’s
on Windows 10. So thinking about accessing content universally.
So I can take a picture
of anything. In this case, I have taken a
picture of a book, and
I have put it into OneNote. So think about a student
or a teacher snapping a picture
of a book in a library or taking a picture of a work
sheet. We run optical character
recognition automatically on that picture. What does that
mean? That means when I click
this Immersive Reader button, I’m in OneNote, I go to the view
tab, I click Immersive Reader,
everything has been automatically run through
optical character recognition. So Harry Potter now
is accessible now with syllables,
and parts of speech and background color. And
just for fun, let’s translate
that whole Harry Potter page into Spanish.
So here’s Spanish Harry
Potter read out loud. [Immersive Reader Voice
In Spanish]  >>Mike: So, really powerful,
universal access of content.
And, again, this is all free, and it’s available for the home,
for school, both. So think
about all of those scenarios. We have heard stories from
students. Sometimes I have heard
a story from a dyslexic student who was 14 years
old who had been struggling
with reading for many years. They gave that student an
iPad, and he went into the library
during lunch with ear pods, and he would snap
a picture with the free tool
Office Lens. Which available for iPhones and iPads. An
Office Lens also has the
Immersive Reader built in with optical character recognition.
He’s able to snap
a picture just like here, open the Immersive
Reader, and start practicing and
hearing it out loud, interacting with the text
privately in a non-stigmatizing
way and gaining confidence. And that positive feedback loop
of technology, confidence,
and independence started him on a road
to rapid reading gains. And this
is a story that was relayed to me by some of
the educators at the
school, but really powerful. He had been frustrated for
many years, and now that he
gets that sort of built in, and mainstream,
non-stigmatizing technology, he
was able to access content. Now, I’ve shown some
demos of the Immersive Reader,
but I think it’s really powerful to see what are some
of the students saying. And this
is just a short one-minute video, and it shows some students
in a school, and it talks about
Microsoft Learning Tools. Which is the broader category,
but these students
are using that Immersive Reader. And just an FYI,
this video is also available
as audio described on YouTube, and we will make that
available after the webinar. This
one here is not audio described, but it is captioned,
so I’m going to hit play. (Captioned video playing.)
[MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC]
[END VIDEO] >>Mike: So, that was
a video of some
early students. Actually, some of the
students are now on my screen
here, some of the first users of Immersive Reader from a
couple of years ago. And this
was a class that had a mix of students
with dyslexia, students with
ADHD, students with dysgraphia, and a third and fourth grade mix.
And they started seeing reading
speeds improve dramatically in some cases. This
– some chart here is showing
the reading speeds being measured weekly by the teacher
in this class. They started
seeing reading speeds go up. We also ran a study with the
British dyslexia association
and worked with students with dyslexia, and
we saw comprehension scores
improved in many cases by using the
Immersive Reader. We have
much older students, 14-year-olds and 15-year-olds using
the Immersive Reader. We
have very early an emerging readers,kindergarteners,
first graders using
the Immersive Reader as well. And this is a picture of a
student from Kentucky practicing
sight words. He’s in first grade. He was one of
the struggling readers in the
class. Also students with autism using the Immersive
Reader to help focus and get
access with picture dictionary, line focus. So we
have had many stories. And
this just some examples in Washington, DC from
some students dyslex –
students with autism using the Immersive Reader as well.
And it’s global. So people
might ask, gosh, is this only English? No. This
is available in over 60
languages. We have got all sorts of documentation online and
also in this PowerPoint deck
that everyone has access to. This is being used globally.
And this is    this is
a quote I got. The impact of this is quite powerful.
This is a quote I
got from an educator in Argentina just two weeks ago. “I
wanted to let you know that
today a mom spoke to me, and she started crying. Her
son was finally able to read
on his own thanks to the Immersive Reader. I
am currently changing the
lives of so many children.”   I mean that is what it is all
about, giving students
access, and helping them maybe get over some
of the barriers they
might have with reading. We also did a
study, so, for those of
you looking for more hard data, this is a slide of a study that we
did, and it was with mainstream
students in fourth grade, sixth through eighth
grade, tenth through twelfth
grade. We saw that reading comprehension scores
improved, writing improved,
noncognitive processes improved. There is a 30 page
full report. I will not be
going into all of that today, but it is available
and the link it in here,
but just a couple of highlights. On average, ten
percentage point improvement from
4th grade comprehension scores across the board. There’s
a quote here about Immersive
Reader is an empowering tool. It evens the playing
field for kids who are struggling
and allows them to feel more independent, not
depending on the teacher,
not depending on peers. But maybe a more impactful
quote at a high level, which
I like, was that nearly all of the study’s
teachers mentioned how Immersive
Reader enabled their readers, regardless of skill
level, to access content aimed
at a higher reading level. So that means, yes,
back in that early Hackathon,
we focused on dyslexia, but guess what,
with inclusive design, that’s
now helping all students. Helping the general
education population, and
ultimately, that’s the true power of inclusive design. Now, one
more thing that I want to mention
is that for those of you who are educators,
or maybe you’re parents,
or maybe school leaders, Microsoft partnered with
the nonprofit Made By
Dyslexia. That’s the nonprofit enrichly started by
Richard Branson from the
UK, and we’ve put together a whole
course that’s free on
the Microsoft Educator community. So why did we do
that? Well, here’s an example of
it. I’ve pulled up on my screen. We put together –it’s a
short course. Just an hour long
and there are these short five minute engaging videos.
It’s really to help
bring awareness and understanding around dyslexia. It’s estimated
that between 15 20% of
the world population is dyslexic or has dyslexia.
And there’s not as much
knowledge that you might think or hope about
dyslexia in teacher colleges,
school districts, or our parents. And so there’s a knowledge gap,
and we are trying to,
through the Educator community, which is free and
anyone can go into, to partner
and bring more information out there about
dyslexic strengths, dyslexic
challenges. And there are some — we have some
high-profile people, like Kira
Knightley or Orlando Bloom. But it’s also interviewing
schools for dyslexia.
Taking to students and teachers. Indicators of dyslexia. So
this entire course is
free and available to anyone. We have already had
over 100,000 people look at
this course, and it is something that we think is important
for schools to understand.
Because if one in five of you students are students with
dyslexia, that’s a lot of
students. And if you’re not fully knowledgeable on that
topic, you might not be able
to engage them in the way that you might want
to. And so we encourage people
to take a look at that. The link for
that course is also right
here in the PowerPoint. It’s aka.ms/MECMadeByDyslexia.Now, we
just launched a bunch
of  new updates in just the past couple of
weeks. I’m going to highlight a
few of those here. One of them is we
brought the Immersive Reader into
Minecraft Education. So Minecraft for education is an amazing
tool that is being used
by educators around the world. It turns out though some
of the text inside of Minecraft,
like on the boards, billboards, the signs, the dialogues
can be really hard for some
people to access that content. So we have made it such
that the Immersive Reader,
here’s a little image where you click the Immersive
Reader button, and you can
launch all of the Minecraft content into the
Immersive Reader. We are also
bringing the Immersive Reader to our Whiteboard app.
Whiteboard is a free application
available on multiple platforms. We are now — there’s
a little image video here,
you’ll be able to select some text that is on the
Whiteboard and then launch that
Immersive Reader and have access to all of the content, just like
the same Immersive Reader
in all of the other examples we have seen today. And last
thing from Microsoft, we are
also launching Immersive Reader for Microsoft Forms. So thinking
about formative assessment
and being able to access text, reading comprehension
quizzes, being able to
access anything in Forms, you’ll be able to launch the
Immersive Reader. Built in,
mainstreamed, non-stigmatizing, free. So that’s going
to be coming early
fall or late summertime frame. And maybe the most
exciting announcement in my mind
that we just made in the last couple of
weeks is Microsoft has opened
up the entire Immersive Reader to any application or platform on
the planet. Any content provider,
ed tech app, iPhone, iPad, Windows 10 app, Android
app, website. Any of those can
integrate the Immersive Reader into their own
app, so outside of Microsoft
products, anyone can integrate the Immersive Reader.
Here’s an example of a
third party called Thing link, and they have embedded
the Immersive Reader in their
app, they launch the button and it goes right there.
There’s another great app out
there called Buncee. Very popular ed tech app.
I’ve switched over to my demo
here. If I go on and highlight the Immersive Reader button,
I’ve just launched that
for Buncee. So any application on the
planet, and this goes
outside of education. This can be things like
games, enterprises, government, so
any app, any platform. I have got a picture here of a bunch of
our early interrogators using apps
like Near Pod, PowerSchool, Kortext, Fallet, Wakelet,
Schooler. A lot of apps out there
have already integrated Immersive Reader. If you are
out there thinking, “Oh, I
would love my student’s app that I love a lot
to be able to have the Immersive
Reader. Tell that app provider. Send them this link. This is the
aka.ms/ImmersiveReader.
It is really easy to integrate. It takes many partners
less than a single day
to integrate. That’s a very quick engineering integration
out there. So let
people know that Immersive Reader is open to everyone
on the planet. It is not
just in Microsoft products. And this last slide is
a chart that we have that shows
all of the different applications and features across
Microsoft products where the
Immersive Reader and some of these related
technologies exist. So across
OneNote, and Word, and Outlook, Teams, Flip Grid, Edge,
Office Lens, and this is
always growing. And we have access to this for a flier.
So if you’re running professional
development or training as a teacher. If you
want to hand out a flier
that has all the places where the Immersive Reader is this
is a great little slide
and there’s a great little PDF handout that goes with it.
So that is the Immersive Reader,
and I spent a bit more time on that because reading
is that critical key to
unlock the rest of education, but now we are
going to talk about writing. So
writing often goes hand in hand with reading, and we
are going to talk about
some of the capabilities that are built into our platform
that can help students with
writing. Now, for those of you that haven’t seen what
dyslexia and dysgraphia together
can look like, we have a slide here, a couple, that
can show why it is so important
to help students with writing. So, this is from
one of the studies that we
did with the School for Dyslexia in the UK.  And there’s a
quote from the head teacher.
“Our pupils all pretty much, without exception, hate writing,
and the Learning Tools transformed
writing for our pupils.”   So here’s an example
of a picture from a nine year
old boy, dyslexic and dysgraphic. And you can see the goal words
highlighted in blue. His goal
was to write 100-word essay. And at that point in
his life he was not able
to write that down on paper. It wasn’t that he
didn’t have the ideas, it’s that
getting the words out when you’re a student with
dysgraphia or a student with
dyslexia can be very challenging. Using our tools, this
is what he produced, on his own
independently in under an hour. And you can really see
the change. This slide here is
a girl that is 11 years old, similar school, same
school, the highlighted words
in blue are the before, and then using
some of our tools
and technology are the after. Last slide, this is
from a mother that I know.
We have permission to use this, her seventh-grade son,
a student with dyslexia,
a student with dysgraphia, the left hand side was
the paper that he was trying to
write on. And you can see — you can almost feel the
struggle. That’s a 7th grade boy
trying to write down his story. Using the built in Word speech
to text, the right hand side
is what he was able to produce quite quickly. You can really
see the power of technology
there. You want to think about, well, what do
educators want? How can
students gain more independence? How can they focus on
what’s most important, versus
trying to tackle everything at once? And so what
I’m going to show here, I’m
going to flip over to Word, our good friend Word
on the desktop. So I
have got Word desktop right here. And the first thing I’m
going to point out is I’m
on the home tab of Word. And you might not
know this, but Word desktop,
if you’re using Office 365, you have a
dictate button right here.
And that’s in many languages. We have got
over 11 languages but dictate
means speech to text. That is built into Word.
It is also built into
PowerPoint. If you haven’t seen PowerPoint recently, I am going
to go to the home tab,
and there is a dictate button. Dictate is built into Outlook,
and it’s built into OneNote. And
it is not just for the desktop. Dictate is also built
into – I’m going to
switch back to the browser again. Dictate is built in to
the web version of Word. So
that free version of Word has a dictate button. It’s
built into the free version
of OneNote, and we just announced it’s coming to the
free web version of PowerPoint
as well later this summer. So, speech to text
built in and mainstream is very
powerful. Now I’m going to switch to the review tab,
and we are going to click
the most boring button that many of you haven’t
thought about probably in
20 years, the spell checker. A lot of people
don’t spend a lot of time
thinking about spell checking. Not all people, but a lot of
people don’t. We have updated
spell check, so when I click that, you’re going to
see this new thing called
editor, and editor really takes new natural language
capabilities but also focus
and attention and read aloud and combines them into
one nice interface. So, first
off, you can see there are three spelling errors. We
grouped that, the number three,
and if I click it, it highlights the spelling words so
I can focus, and I can read
it out loud. So if I click this new read aloud button – [Immersive Reader Voice]
>>The forest covers an
area as large as the 48 continuous United States.  >>Mike: I can get context
on the word. I can read it
out loud. Everything is laid out and organized so
I can focus and
get access to the content. If I click the arrow
button in the upper right, it
jumps me to the next word, and everything changes,
so it allows me to
jump through the document in a really focused way.
If I have 50 spelling errors,
all of those read squiggly lines can become overwhelming.
Whether I’m a student with
ADHD or whether I’m just someone at Microsoft who
is working on a document, this
is really helpful for everyone. Same thing with grammar. I
drill into grammar, there’s four
errors, and I can jump forwards and backwards and read
it out loud. But then
we have new things, like clarity and conciseness. This is
new natural language processing.
And so now I can jump and get feedback on instead
of saying, for example, reflect
back, that is highlighted, it gives me a suggestion
on maybe I should just say
reflect. And so it gives me suggestions on how I
can be more clear and
concise with my writing, so now the teacher doesn’t have
to spend as much time
giving the same feedback over and over again. Editor
can do that and help. But
then we have new capabilities, like using inclusive language,
or vocabulary choice,
or gender-neutral language. So maybe I have been
saying fireman and policeman
all throughout my document. Editor will
suggest you could consider
firefighter or police officer. And so there’s a lot
of new capabilities that we are
adding more and more of that can help you be
more inclusive in your language
and just in general help your writing overall. So, this doesn’t
just help a student with
dysgraphia. This helps all humans. It helps all
the Microsoft employees I know,
can use this, including myself. It could help
people in corporations. It
could help people in government. It can help educators.
It can help students, so this
is really an inclusive feature that can help all
sorts of people. So those are
some of the writing capabilities. One other thing I’m going
to show is text prediction. So,
if I go to Windows and I click on settings in
Windows 10, and I’m going
to type in text suggestions. This is otherwise
known as word prediction. I’m
going to scroll down here, and I’m going to
turn on show text suggestions as
I type on the hardware keyboard. So text suggestions are
on your phone, when it suggests
little words while you’re typing. That’s the same thing as
word prediction. So when I turn
this on, now I go back to my document, and if
I start typing, it will give
me suggestions as I type along, so that nice little
word prediction is just built in
and available. Now, it is not high-quality word prediction.
That’s not the same word
prediction that you might find in third parties, and
that is very high quality and
focused on students that need it. But if you
want lightweight word prediction
that is available to anyone in your school district, you can
turn on the text suggestions as
you type. So, those are a few of the examples from
writing, and here’s a great quote
from an educator in St. Louis. “I have a student
who is writing only three to four
sentences before I learned about these tools. He’s now
writing two and a half pages
independently with Editor and Dictation. This is changing
lives.”  If you think back
to the student, of the 7th grader who was writing on
the paper back here, you know,
that has made that student’s life a lot more
— less frustrating, is what I
would probably guess. In talking to the mother, that’s what
she told me as well. And so
these technologies that are built in in part of the Office Suite
are very powerful to help
out. So at ISTE we announced that PowerPoint online is getting
dictation. So PowerPoint online
speech to text is coming out in the fall. We are also
rolling it out to Editor into the
web version of Word and to PowerPoint online. And
word prediction or text
suggestions is now if 75 different languages
with the October 2018
update of Windows 10, so very powerful,
built in, and available
to everyone. The third category in inclusive classroom
is math. So we covered
reading, we talked about writing, and now we are going
to talk about math. And math
is often not covered as much, when you
are talking about inclusive
design and accessibility tools. Math is a tricky one.
Because math is a lot more of
writing, often, and there’s not as much free technology
around math. So, challenges
for students with math. If dyslexia reading the
story problems mix words,
and characters or numbers together. Attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder, ADHD,
focusing attention when you are doing the math.
Dyscalculia. Which dyscalculia is
kind of like dyslexia but for math in student who might
have learning disabilities
with math specific or mobility impairments? And
I’m going to show capabilities
that are built into our tools and available today
that can help with all of
those things. So I’m going to switch back to OneNote.
Here I am in OneNote.
This is the Windows 10 version of OneNote. What I’m
about to show is also available
in the web version of OneNote. And this is all free.
So first off, I’m going to select
this equation. I have written out 5X squared+ 3X minus 7
equals zero, and I selected it.
I’m going to go to the draw tab in OneNote and click
on the math button. So first
off, you can see it converted the ink into text,
five X squared plus three
X minus seven equals zero. I can select an
action. So now I’m going to
choose solve for X, and it actually solves the equation,
which is really powerful. But
I want to show the steps. Think about
a student personalizing for
themselves and understanding how was that problem solved.
I’m going to say show steps
using completing the square. And as you can see, all of
the steps over on the right hand
side, it put all of the steps for that equation
right into OneNote, which
is really powerful. Now, thinking about it from
an inclusive perspective, if
I experience visual crowding or I’m a student with
dyslexia, or dyscalculia, or
ADHD, all of that text jammed into the right hand side with words
and numbers and equations
might be difficult. But if you look here, there’s
a little Immersive Reader
button, and if I click Open with Immersive Reader, it takes
the entire set of equations
that we just talked about and puts it into the
Immersive Reader. Everything,
including complexity of equations, it doesn’t just
handle simple equations, now I
can do things like maybe I’m going to make
the background blue, maybe I’m
going to turn on line focus, and anything that I want,
I can also read that out
loud. So I can hit play. [Immersive Reader Voice]
>>Be in the form X
squared plus VX equals C >>Mike: So, it will read
math out loud, and this is built
into OneNote, and it is all free. So that can help focus.
That can help with dyslexia,
dyscalculia, visual impairments. There’s lots of reasons
and ways that that can help.
Now, the last thing that I’m going to show, and I’m
going to close the pane and
start this over. Just pretend we are going to be
generating a math quiz here.
We just launched a new capability called generate math
quiz. So if I go to the
draw tab, and I click math again, I get the equation,
I’m going to say select an
action again, solve for X. But in this case, instead
of showing the steps, there’s
a button here called generate a practice quiz, and I’m going
to click that. And it’s going
to let me generate a quiz. So, what does that mean?
First off, it says how
many questions. So I’m going to choose three questions. So
what’s going to happen here is
it’s going to run, and it’s going to generate a
practice quiz based on the
equation up here, so using AI, it said the problem
was 5X squared plus 3X minus
7. It generated a brand new practice quiz with different
equations that are similar but
different to what I was just working on. So
if I’m a student who wants
to practice that same type of equation, I can do that,
and it generates a form. So
I can go through here. I’m just going to guess some
answers here really quickly. I
can go through and solve for those, and I hit submit.
So I have got my self quiz,
I hit submit, and now as a student, I can view my
own results that I just did.
Here we go. Oh, I guessed the first one right. Yay for
me. But it shows me which
ones I got right and what the answers were. But what
does that mean for me?
I can now personalize math for myself and practice
on my own, independent
practice, with question after question that’s similar
to the question that was
already there. That is really powerful for a student.
It’s also powerful for an
educator that wants to generate questions and using OneNote,
I can distribute this form
out to my students as well, but for the
student, his or herself, this is
a way to personalize content and generate your own practice
quiz. So like I mentioned,
this is already rolled out and available in the OneNote
Windows 10. It rolled out three
weeks ago. So back in June. It’s coming to the
web version of OneNote in
just another month or so. And you can look forward to
using this and using it today.
This a really powerful way for inclusive math. The
last of the inclusive classroom
topics is going to be student and parent
communication. So what does that
mean? Well, first off, I’m going to put on my little
headset here to demonstrate
this. So we have recently rolled out into PowerPoint,
and I’m going to turn this
on, we have rolled out real time captioning as well
as translation. So I’m going
to turn on real caption and translation. This allows
PowerPoint to present more
inclusively. I could be captioning in English, but in
this case, I have turned it
on to translate in real time to Spanish.Think about an
educator who is presenting to
a group of people who don’t speak the
same language as the educator,
and this really allows PowerPoint to be more inclusive,
and it could be for a PowerPoint,
but we also announce that we are rolling out this capability
for real time captioning
in English to start, only in English. That’s coming
to Microsoft Teams, so you
could join a Teams meeting and turn on captions
and get it in English. But
beyond Teams, we just announced yesterday that our live
events part of Teams now
has real time captioning in multiple languages. That
means that you could create
a Teams live event, invite other parents or other
educators into it, and they
could set their language into Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or
Italian and get real time
captions, just like you are seeing here, for that
meeting that they joined into.
But even for just PowerPoint alone, PowerPoint has
now rolled this out
into PowerPoint for the web, PowerPoint for Mac, PowerPoint
for desktop. This is part
of Office 365, and it is free. Now, going
beyond PowerPoint, even the
Translator scenario, which uses the same technology as
PowerPoint. If you have a
phone, iPhone or Android, you can    oh, imagine
my phone here, you can download
iPhone or Android app for free on to your
Translator, so that can allow
any student to engage and get real time captioning. In this
case, the student has a web
browser up. This is a student with hearing impairments.
That student can watch
the captioning and see it happening in real time.
So the teacher could be
upfront using a microphone and get real time captioning
in that browser for a
student. But from an inclusive perspective, it can
get even more engaging for
larger groups of people who speak different languages.
So, why is that important?
Well, here’s an example that’s happening, and these
are happening across the
United States and world. If you’ve never seen this
scenario, this is not magic.
This is actually happening now, there is an administrator
at the front of the
classroom. Think about the non native speakers that you
have in your district, and
how are you engaging the parents of your
nonnative speakers? Oftentimes,
schools are slowly able to engage new families
or the students that might
not speak the native language, but the parents can
sometimes be left out, and
we know from research that when you engage parents
in education, student outcomes
improve. This allows you to do that. So, this educator
has created Microsoft Translator,
allowed the parents to join by a QR
code or a join code, and you can
see there are ten languages that parents connected their
phones up to that session.
He speaks in English; it pushes it out into
ten different languages. And in
this case, there’s a Chinese parent with their phone able
to speak back to the person
in to the phone, and it translates into English. And
so what does that mean?
It pushes it out in ten languages in real
time, those ten languages are
able to communicate back and with each other across
the room. So multidirectional
real time translation. It’s pretty incredible. Even
for student and parent
teacher conferences. Here’s an example where the
parent is communicating with
the administrator or educator just using the device
going in real time. The
parent sets their language, the administrator sets their
language, and everything else
starts happening. You can even plug in earbuds. So if you
can’t read the language
natively, because not all parents are literate in
their native language, they can
still listen with text to speech. So it’s really
powerful to engage that way.
Some great feedback that we had, “I severely
underestimated the impact that
the Translator app would have on district leaders, newcomer
students, and their parents in
one short year and how it would charge up our plans
for family engagement
in the upcoming year.” So that is incredibly powerful
and a way to engage. And
this is all free. It’s available today. We have training
and professional development
available. Everything you are seeing is happening
now. So if it is not happening
in your district, I really suggest taking a look at
this application afterwards,
this PowerPoint deck. Just to wrap up, I’m not
going to be able to demo it
but we did announce just a week or so ago Presenter
Coach in PowerPoint. I’m not
going to show it today, but what this is is it allows,
students, and teachers, and
people, anyone can practice reading out loud
their presentation, get real time
feedback on things like pacing, disfluency, so that’s words like
“uh” and “um” and “basically.”
  Filler words. Getting real time feedback on
sensitive or inclusive phrases,
as well as detecting if you’re reading off the slide line
by line. All of that is going
to be coming out later this fall. It’s very powerful. It’s
called Presenter Coach, and it’s
going to be giving real time feedback.So students can
inclusively or on their
own practice and get feedback from
a nonjudgmental PowerPoint and
improve how they are communicating and
presenting. We have many
more things around accessibility in some of our inclusion
and action videos. Things
around students with visual impairments, deaf and
hard of hearing, cerebral
palsy, many other capabilities we are not covering today. And
just to wrap up before we
go to Q&A, we did a large scale study on
the Microsoft Accessibility
Platform, and the total economic impact that it’s
having today in school districts.
So, many school districts say, hey, this all sounds great.
Do you have data and research
around how it will save time, save money, and
impact student outcomes? And
we did. We worked with Forrester and interviewed
many school districts across
the country. In K12 as well as higher
education. And we interviewed
many students, many teachers, and many faculty and
administrators. And what we saw
was that there were improved student outcomes,
teacher time-savings, lower
total cost of ownership, and simplified IT. So, we saw outcomes
improve, up to 20% in
reading and writing. On average, school districts that
deployed our inclusive platforms,
$50 IT savings per student, per year. So if your district
is having budget cuts
or you’re trying to save money, you might have many inclusive
technologies already available
in what you are going to be using that you’re
not taking advantage of.
So something to consider. Saving time, 97
hours per teacher, per year.
It’s a massive time savings. So on the
student outcomes, it can help
remove stigma, non-stigmatizing, enabling undiagnosed
students to explore. Not
all students with dyslexia have been diagnosed,
for example, and it’s
available to all students. That’s the built in,
mainstream, non-stigmatizing,
free. Teacher time savings, there’s an example.
It might save 1.5 hours per
week, special education teacher saving time, less training,
streamline technology
management. Lower total cost of ownership. We
eliminated $95,000 per year on
other read aloud solutions and the amount of time
needed to support this will
go away. So reducing that need for training because it’s built
into the platform. Something
that I want to say here is we have many
amazing third party accessibility
partners, and they have incredible solutions that
help many students. What we
are saying here is many students will still
need those third party solutions,
and we absolutely encourage them to keep using
those solutions. There may be
some cases where some of the Microsoft solutions
can help out more
broadly across the district, and districts will just have
to decide what makes the
most sense there. And lastly, this can simplify IT
management, so helping IT
deploy, maintenance, and using lots of our tools
for deployment again across
the whole Microsoft 365 platform, this can help. So
that study is fully available
and public. It is also in this PowerPoint deck. And just
to wrap up, before we
go to questions, there’s a great quote here from Marlee Matlin,
which is “no one should have
to ask for access. It should just be there.”
That’s the way that we think
about inclusive classroom. It’s built in, mainstream,
non-stigmatizing, and free and
available to all. So when all students can access
the same technology, then
everyone can be included, and that’s the way we
like to think about this.
Enabling students to grow their independence, enable teachers
to reach every learner,
and allow school districts and systems to meet
their goals around equity and
inclusion. And with that, I’m just going to put up the
last slide as we go to Q&A.
If you want to get today’s presentation, it’s fully public,
fully available. Share it with
the world. Share it with friends and neighbors.
It’s aka.ms/Microsoft
AccessibilityWebinar2019. Also, my email is on the
screen, and my Twitter handle,
so I encourage people to send me a direct email, reach out
to me on Twitter, whatever works
best for you. My in box and door is open, and
if you want to make suggestions,
go to our user voice site for Microsoft accessibility,
the  uservoice.com. There’s
a Microsoft accessibility section. You can put
votes for new features and
the latest and greatest there. And With that, we are going to go
over to Sean and Chitra
to help answer some questions.  >>Sean: Thanks, Mike.
I know I love seeing these demos
and seeing some of the tools in action, so I
am excited to see more about
the Presentation Coach as well. >>Mike: Yes. It is awesome. >>Sean: All right. So
we’re ready for a few questions.
Due to time, we might not get to all of the
questions, but, again, please
feel free to share them at [email protected] or
share them on Twitter
at @MSFTEnable with the hash tag
#AccessibilityWebinar.  >>Chitra: I do
have the first question here. By
the way, those are cool features. I’m going to have my
first grader try those features
too as soon as I get back. Okay. So the first
question I have here is, how
do I get the Immersive Reader, and how do I install
it? And then I have a follow up
question once you are done.  >>Mike: Yeah. So
how to get the Immersive Reader.
Well, for Microsoft products, the Immersive Reader is built
in already. So as you saw, you
don’t have to install anything. It’s there as part of
the Word web, OneNote in the web,
it’s built into Microsoft Teams, Flipgrid , and Outlook
if you go to the view tab. For
desktop applications, for things like OneNote and Word
and the Edge browser, you
do need to install Office 365 to have access to
the Immersive Reader. The Edge
browser, it’s built in, but you do need to install
Windows 10 to get
the Edge browser right now.>>Chitra: Cool. Thank. And can
you tell us in what version
of Word is this available?>>Mike: Well in Word on the web,
it’s available it’s a browser,
so there is no version. For Word desktop, for
Windows, it’s available on the
latest Office 365. So if you’re an Office 365 subscriber, you
have access to it already.
It is not, for example, in Word 2016 on
a DVD install. You have to
have the Office 365 subscription, and it’s on Word for
Mac, same thing with Office 365,
and it’s also on Word for iPad. So as long
as you’re on the
Office 365 subscription.>>Sean: Thanks, Mike. One of the
questions that I have here is:
Mike, can you tell us what other resources are available
for if I want to make
my classroom more inclusive?  >>Mike: Yeah, great
question. First off, I’m going to
switch slides, if you want to show this here. We
put together a website that’s
aka.ms/InclusiveUltimate, which is the educator community
page with everything that
you would need to make your classroom inclusive.
It’s got the links, training,
professional development, how to get support,
videos, blogs, examples. So this
link here is great, but if you get the deck like
I said, we’ve got even more
resources in the deck. I couldn’t possibly cover them
all. But training and development
materials. We’ve got a whole set of courses.
We’ve got collections of content
I Wakelet we have four or three things to try. So
there are a lot of things
to try. I would say the Inclusive Ultimate or
my deck are great
jumping off points.  >>Chitra: Cool. I’ll
take the next question here. So
the next question for you is do you have
research data on the
impact of Learning Tools?  >>Mike: Yes, so sort of as
I mentioned in the presentation,
we have got a study, and that’s in the
deck here, the Learning Tools
study that we did where we saw student outcomes improve.
We have other research,
like the Forrester research, showing economic
impact, including student
outcome, teacher time savings and actual dollar
savings. We actually have more
research coming out pretty soon. I can’t share it today,
but probably in the next month
or two, we are going to have more research studies
showing the efficacy of the
Immersive Reader in particular.>>Chitra: Cool.
>>Sean: Thanks. And I have
one question on Twitter here.>>Mike: Yeah.
>>Sean: This comes from Donna,
who I can tell is really excited about Immersive
Reader being in Forms.
>>Yeah.>>Sean: Now, what about Sway?  >>Mike: Sway? That
is a great question. So Microsoft
Sway is a great product out there that has text in it.
I think we don’t have anything
to announce today on Sway, but it is a great piece of
feedback, and I personally would love to see it
integrated into Sway.  >>Chitra: That must
be a Microsoft employee.
I’m just kidding. All right. I do have another question
that came through email.
Can Immersive Reader open and work
with PDF documents
or only Word documents?  >>Mike: So
currently, Immersive Reader and
Microsoft Word will work with Word documents. If you
use the Edge browser, the Edge
browser can open up PDF file. And then you can
do read aloud and word and line
highlighting on any PDF file. So edge is a PDF
reader. So it works there. And we
have got quite a bit of feedback for the Immersive Reader
that’s available for all of
the other platforms out there, so things like
we talked about Buncee
and Wakelet and Thinglink. I would say we
have got a lot of feedback
on making Immersive Reader work in other formats, and all I can
say is, Chitra, Microsoft likes
to listen to customer feedback. That’s all I’ll say today.    >>Chitra: All right.
Cool. Do you have
any questions?    >>Sean: I have one more
on Twitter, and
this is also from Donna. She’s been
really engaged and excited
to listen today.  >>Mike: All right, Donna.>>Sean: So, is summary analysis
data available for the practice
math problems in OneNote?  >>Mike: Yes, it
is available for that student.
So if I’m a student and I create those math
problems, I didn’t show this, but
the Forms tool will automatically give a summary and
an analysis and a breakdown
with actually nice pie charts and bar charts of
exactly how you were doing and
the number of questions answered correctly, et cetera. So,
yes, it is available. If the
student generates the practice, then the student gets those
forms, or the data breakdown.
If the teacher distributes those questions, then
the teacher gets the data
breakdown in the forms.>>Chitra: Okay. Cool.
This will be the last question,
considering that we have already run out of time.
Is Immersive Reader
in Office 2019?  >>Mike: So if you
mean is it in Office 2019
that you install with a DVD or the not connected version,
it is part of Word 2019.
It just doesn’t have all of the latest updates. Because when
you buy the Office 2019,
we kind of snapshot in time, so it doesn’t have
all of the latest updates, but
Word 2019 has it. Also, OneNote for Windows 10, which
is available for anyone, also
has the latest updates.  >>Chitra: Cool. All
right. So we would love to
take more questions, but we have run out of time.
So that’s all of the
time that we have for questions. I do want to remind you
that please send your questions
through. We’ll get to it later after the session. You
can continue to tweet us
at @MSFTEnable. Please use the hash tag
#AccessibilityWebinar or contact
our disability answer desk. The URL is aka.ms/DAD.
So, I’m going to give
you a few more resources here which might be helpful.
To learn more about
the Learning Tools, please visit aka.ms/LearningTools. To become
an Office Insider, try
out our new features at insider.office.com. To share
feedback on accessibility
features, you could go to aka.ms/AccessibilityFeedback.  >>Sean: Great. And so
just a quick note. So after this
session, we’ll be sending a link to a brief survey. So
we’d love to get your feedback
on what you liked or didn’t like and what you would like
to see in the future, so please
take time to fill that out. To view our full webinar schedule
and see any archived sessions
you can visit aka.ms/AccessibilityWebinars,
and the next
feature is on August 21st and will
cover accessibility features
and devices on Xbox. And that’s a
wrap for today, so
thank you all for joining.  >>Chitra: Thank you
for joining.
>>Mike: Thanks everyone.

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