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Microsoft Accessibility Tools for Student Accommodations

Microsoft Accessibility Tools for Student Accommodations

 

Success Criteria:

  1. Locate the following accessibility tools: Immersive Reader, Dictate, and Magnifier.
  2. Show your partner how to use the features of the accessibility tools listed above.
  3. Share one suggestion for implementing the use of these features with students.

Office Lens and One Drive App

  • Please download the One Drive App and the Office Lens App on your phone if you have space.
  • Sign in to your One Drive App with your school/work email credentials.
 

Before the session starts, fill this out.

 

 

Task 1:  Magnifier

  1. Use the Cortana Windows search to find the magnifier tool in the ease of access center
  2. Turn on the magnifier tool.
  3. Zoom in or out
  4. Choose different viewing options
  5. Click on the gear to explore personalized settings within the tool
  6. How could this be used with students? What challenges will you need to plan for? Answer here: https://padlet.com/gordene/MSAccessibility

 

Task 2:  Immersive Reader One Drive and Word

  1. Find your One Drive App in Office 365 App Launcher (Waffle)
  2. In One Drive, open a new Word Online file.
  3. Copy and paste text from a News article on the RCS Home page to your new Word Online file.
  4. Activate the immersive Reader in the View Ribbon.
  5. Take a few minutes to explore the options in Immersive Reader. What do you notice? What questions do you have?
  6. How could this be used with students? What challenges will you need to plan for? Answer here: https://padlet.com/gordene/MSAccessibility

Task 3:   Dictate

  1. Find the Dictate button on the right side of your home ribbon.
  2. Click on the dictate button and begin speaking into the webcam or microphone.
  3. Your Name
  4. Your current job assignment
  5. How many years you have been teaching?
  6. What do you notice?
  7. How could this be used with students? What challenges will you need to plan for? Answer here: https://padlet.com/gordene/MSAccessibility

Task 4:  Turn and Teach

  1. Close the web browser.
  2. In Partner groups determine who will be partner A or B.
  3. Partner A will walk Partner B through how to access and use the immersive reader
  4. Partner B will walk Partner A through how to access and use dictate and the magnifier tool.

Task 5: Text

  1. Use the Cortana Windows search to find “typing”.
  2. Toggle on “Show text suggestions as I type“
  3. Toggle on “Autocorrect misspelled words I type“
  4. Open Word online and type. Notice text suggestions.

Task 6: Office Lens Demonstration

 

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