Microsoft introduces Read Aloud in Word

Last month at the Microsoft’s annual conference for partners, Microsoft Inspire, Microsoft 365 was announced and also three new business apps were released. The company also introduced new features to help Office 365 subscribers create and connect more effectively. Amongst other features, Microsoft also enabled a ‘Read Aloud’ feature in Word. Read Aloud is now available in Word on Windows desktops for Office Insiders and will reach general availability later this year.

The Microsoft blog reads that this latest update allows your document to be read back to you with simultaneous highlighting—from right within your workflow. This makes it easier to recognize and correct errors as you write, improving reading and editing accuracy for everyone, especially users with learning disabilities such as dyslexia. The feature has the ability to change speed and voice, while interacting with text or highlights and make edits in real-time.