Immersive Reader by Microsoft
Immersive Reader is a tool developed by Microsoft to make it easy to:
- Set a comfortable font size and background for reading
- Listening to text or reading while listening
- Remove distractions from busy text
It is built into the latest of version of most Microsoft software (online and offline) and now also into Canvas.
The best way to experience it is to install the free Microsoft Edge as your browser (it works on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android). See this Immersive Reader guide for more details.
Note: Microsoft Edge is completely compatible with all Chrome extensions and had additional accessibility features. You can safely use it as your main browser.
You can use another free tool provided by Microsoft call Accessibility Insights. Install the extension into your browser and run the tool on any website. It will guide you through a set by step assessment of the website’s accessibility.
Accessibility checker in Word, PowerPoint, Acrobat Reader, or on Canvas
Try running the accessibility checker in the software you use to produce documents. It will give you basic guidance on making your documents more accessible.