Read Aloud, Mobile View and more coming to Word for iPad this November


In a recent study conducted by Microsoft, they found out that Learning tools have a huge positive impact on learning of the student. To promote this, even more, they’re going to release a set of new features based on Learning Tools for Word on iPad.

In November, Word on iPad will add support for many Immersive Reader capabilities, including Read Aloud functionality. The Read Aloud capability, which can read words aloud while highlighting them in tandem, is now available in all views via the command in the Review tab, or from the Learning Tools tab.
The Read Aloud is an essential feature for those who have difficulty reading or have a visual impairment. The select text will be converted into speech and you’ll be able to listen to in it real time. More features such as Text Spacing, changing page color etc will be available on the Review Tab.

This feature is also coming to Edge with Fall Creators update. It’ll work for all kinds of web-based text, including pdf documents. For any web page, click on the ‘…’ menu and click on the ‘Read Aloud’ option.

The update will be out soon next month. Since iOS currently supports these following languages, you’ll only be able to use Read Aloud in those languages : Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, and Turkish.


Source Microsoft