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Back to School Webinar!
August 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
This session will showcase how Microsoft applications are being enhanced with tools that support easier creation and consumption of content for users with learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, emerging readers, or a combination of any of the broad range of unique student abilities. Details and demonstrations will be shared about several new and improved sets of features across Microsoft products including: Office Lens, Immersive Reader, EDGE support for ePub and Reading views, OneNote Learning Tools support on iPad, PC, and Mac, Word Learning Tools support on iPad, iPhone, PC, and Mac, and Outlook support for Read Aloud on PC.
In addition to the Learning Tools, Office applications have also received improvements to aid in more effective writing. Details and demonstrations on these new proofing tools include: A new spelling/grammar overview pane including clarity and conciseness; Built-in support for Word Prediction; and Dictation.
These tools do more than allow users with learning differences to better understand the content they are reading and find the right words when creating content; they enable everyone to become better readers.
About the Speaker:
Rachel Berger is an Assistive Tech Evangelist / Dyslexia and LD Community Leader / @rachelmberger. Rachel serves as President and founder of Decoding Dyslexia Minnesota, an educational advocacy nonprofit and educational advocate for students with learning disabilities. In addition, Rachel works with Microsoft as a dyslexia community assistive technology consultant, helping to build awareness and evangelizing the use of assistive technology for students with learning differences to empower them to reach their full educational potential.