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Azure AI Immersive Reader

An AI service that helps users read and comprehend text.

Enhance reading comprehension and achievement with AI

Embed text reading and comprehension capabilities into your applications with Azure AI Immersive Reader, an Azure Applied AI Service. It builds on top of Azure AI Services to accelerate implementation of an AI-powered solution that helps users of any age and reading ability with reader tools and features like reading aloud, translating languages, and focusing attention through highlighting and other design elements. Azure is the only major cloud provider offering this type of text-reading technology. No machine learning expertise is required.

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A reading experience that supports people of all ages and abilities

Translation is available in more than 100 languages

Quickly embed the service with just a single API call

AI Immersive Reader is continually optimized based on inclusion research

Empower users of all ages and abilities

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

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AI Immersive reader highlighting, pronouncing and showing an image for the word Valleys

Get started quickly

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

Drive proven results

AI Immersive Reader improves reading comprehension and supports learning processes and equitable education for people of all abilities, according to extensive research by education experts. It's based on reading tools and technologies already used by more than 15 million users, including Microsoft Teams, Word, OneNote, and Outlook.

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See how AI Immersive Reader empowers people of all abilities

A lesson in resilience and innovation

"We have a great platform on which to build. And we want to do more than replicate traditional lessons. This is absolutely the time to be creative and innovative."

David McClymont, IT Director, Downe House School

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AI Immersive Reader SDK

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

Frequently asked questions about AI Immersive Reader

  • A 2017 study by RTI International showed that reading comprehension among groups of fourth-grade students improved an average of 10 percent. Read the research.

  • AI Immersive Reader translates more than 100 languages. See the list.

  • AI Immersive Reader supports people 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.

  • AI Immersive Reader builds on top of several AI models made available through Azure AI Services. To make text accessible to readers fluent in different languages, it uses the translator text capability. For readers who prefer hearing the text read aloud, AI Immersive Reader uses the text-to-speech capability. The Computer Vision service extracts the text from images (like PDF files) so that readers can apply AI Immersive Reader's capabilities to those images.

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