Woodmill High School

Reading Support Software

Immersive Reader is a free tool that implements proven techniques to improve reading and writing for people, regardless of their age or ability. Immersive Reader can improve reading comprehension and increase fluency for English language learners. It can help build confidence for emerging readers learning to read at higher levels, and offer text decoding solutions for students with learning differences such as dyslexia.

It is available in OneNote, Word, and the web version of Outlook. It is also available in Office Lens for iOS.


Tell Me a Bit More. Why Should I Use Immersive Reader?

immersive reader example

Immersive Reader lets you: 

  • Change font size, text spacing, and background colour.
  • Split up words into syllables.
  • Highlight verbs, nouns, adjectives and sub-clauses.
  • Choose between two fonts optimised to help with reading.
  • Read out text aloud, and change the speed of reading.


Immersive reader can even work with pictures scanned from books, not just text typed directly into OneNote. The Optical Character Recognition (OCR) built into OneNote can actually decipher text within a picture, and then make that available in the Immersive Reader.

Check out these videos below to discover more.


Get Immersive Reader

If you'd like to learn more and start using Immersive Reader, please use the links in the table below. 


OneNote Online learn more 

OneNote Universal App 
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OneNote Desktop as a free add-in learn more 
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IT Admin deployment? Click here for more information.


Word Online learn more

Word Desktop learn more

512 Outlook on the Web learn more
Office Lens icon512x512 Office Lens for iPhone and iPad (iOS) learn more