FREE Webinar: Back To School with Microsoft Assistive Technology, Helping Students Who Struggle with Reading and Writing Succeed!

Did you know Microsoft has created free, accessible AT to support students who struggle with reading and writing? This session will showcase how these free Learning Tools can be used to support classroom engagement of reading and writing 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, demonstrations and student examples will be shared about several new and improved sets of features across Microsoft products.

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.

Date: August 20, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – Noon Eastern Time (click here to see the time in your location).

Location: In the comfort of your home or office via the web.

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About our 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 tech 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.

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