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IN Science & Technology ON 19 Jan, 2016
Microsoft has released a new set of features for OneNote called as "Learning tools". It is essentially an add-on that a user can install, and it will then appear in the menu bar in the application. It consists of a submersible learning experience with advanced dictation.
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The added features include - speaking text aloud as the current word gets highlighted, spaced out letters to make them easier to follow, and a custom font called "Fluent Calibri" that Microsoft claims is easier to read, and parsing out both syllables or parts of sentences to clarify their sound and purpose.
Microsoft hasn't conducted any studies yet that would prove the new font to be effective for dyslexic children but, says that it reduces the visual crowding.
Line length and spacing, which are though to be crucial parameters, can be managed well through the new tools.
The dictation feature happens to be on the internet, while the natural language processing capabilities can be accessed offline, being in-built into the newly added features.
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