Immersive Reader

An AI service that helps users read and comprehend text

Enhance reading comprehension and achievement with AI

Immersive Reader is an Azure Cognitive Service that lets you embed text reading and comprehension capabilities into applications. Help users of any age and reading ability with features such as reading aloud, translating languages and focusing attention through highlighting and other design elements. Azure is the only major cloud service provider offering this type of reading technology. No machine learning expertise is required.

Supported reading experience for users of all abilities

Translation in more than 60 languages

API call to quickly embed the service

Continuous optimisation based on inclusion research

Empower users of all ages and abilities

Boost reading and comprehension with a full set of proven literacy-enhancing features. Engage users through multi-sensory, multilingual learning that includes reading aloud, translating into different languages, highlighting specific lines of text and visualising word meanings through illustrations.

Get started quickly

With Immersive Reader, all it takes is a single API call to help users boost literacy. Launch your solution without building anything from scratch.

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Drive proven results

Immersive Reader is based on reading technologies already used by more than 15 million users, including Microsoft Word, OneNote, Outlook and Teams. Extensive research by education experts shows that Immersive Reader improves reading comprehension and supports learning processes and equitable education for users of all abilities.

Read the research

Comprehensive security and compliance

  • Immersive Reader doesn't store any customer data
  • Backed by Azure infrastructure, the Speech service offers enterprise-grade security, availability, compliance, and manageability

Try Immersive Reader for free

  • Get started with 3 million characters for free.

Start using Immersive Reader

Get instant access and a $200 credit by signing up for a free Azure account.

Set up to use the service in the Azure portal.

Learn how to embed Immersive Reader by reading the documentation.

Documentation and resources

Getting started

Do a deeper dive into Immersive Reader.

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Watch our getting started videos

Immersive Reader SDK

Explore the JavaScript library that helps you easily and quickly integrate Immersive Reader into your app.

Frequently asked questions about Immersive Reader

  • A 2017 study by RTI International showed that reading comprehension among groups of fourth-grade students improved an average of 10 per cent. Read the research.
  • Explore the 60+ languages translated.
  • Immersive Reader supports users with varying abilities and differences – including dyslexia, ADHD, autism and cerebral palsy – as well as emerging readers and non-native speakers. Key features and capabilities include focus mode, immersive reading, reading aloud, font spacing and short lines, parts of speech support, syllabification, a picture dictionary, line focus and translation.
  • Immersive Reader supports people of all abilities, including readers with dyslexia, ADHD, autism, cerebral palsy, emerging readers and non-native speakers.

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