Published On: Tue, Aug 25th, 2020

Azure’s Immersive Reader is now generally available

Microsoft currently announced that Immersive Reader, a use for developers who wish to supplement text-to-speech and reading grasp collection to their applications, is now generally available.

Immersive Reader, that is partial of a Azure Cognitive Services apartment of AI products, developers get entrance to a text-to-speech engine, though only as importantly, a use offers collection that assistance readers urge their reading comprehension, be that by displaying cinema over ordinarily used difference or separating out syllables and collection of debate of a given sentence.

It also offers a distraction-free reading view, identical to what we will find in complicated browsers. Indeed, if we use Microsoft’s Edge browser, Immersive Reader is already enclosed there as partial of a distraction-free essay view, together with a other accessibility features. Microsoft also bundled a interpretation use with Immersive Reader.

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With today’s launch, Microsoft is adding support for fifteen of a neural text-to-speech voices to a service, as good as 5 new languages (Odia, Kurdish (Northern), Kurdish (Central), Pashto and Dari) from a interpretation service. In total, Immersive Reader now supports 70 languages.

As Microsoft also announced today, a association has partnered with Code.org and SAFARI Montage to move Immersive Reader to their training solutions.

“We’re anxious to partner with Microsoft to move Immersive Reader to a Code.org community,” pronounced Hadi Partovi, Founder and CEO of Code.org. “The thorough capabilities of Immersive Reader to urge reading fluency and grasp in learners of sundry backgrounds, abilities, and training styles directly aligns with a goal to safeguard each tyro in each propagandize has a event to learn mechanism science.”

Microsoft says it saw a 560% boost in use of Immersive Reader from Feb to May, expected since a lot of people were starting to demeanour for new online preparation collection as a COVID-19 pestilence started. Today, some-more than 23 million people use it each month and Microsoft expects that series to go adult once again in a fall, as a new propagandize year starts.

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