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Word (MacOS)

Word is Microsoft’s word processing program that is part of the Microsoft Office suite of products. Although Word is designed primarily for word processing, it contains a variety of reading tools. Reading features include the ability to adjust fonts and background colour, as well as text read aloud with highlighting.

Learning Tools features are only available with an Office 365 subscription. Microsoft Word for macOS can be purchased or installed by visiting the Office 365 Login page.

Sensory Access Features

Visual Interaction

  • Adjust font type, size, spacing, and colour
  • Select from pre-set page themes

Auditory Interaction

  • Have text read aloud
  • Compatible with NVDA and JAWS screen readers

Learning Features

Text Highlighting and Note-Taking

  • Add text highlights and comments

Reference Tools

  • Use grammar tools that highlight syllables and parts of speech