Office 365 Education: New Resources to Create More Inclusive and Personalized Learning Environments

The following is a post from Malavika Rewari, product marketing manager, Microsoft Office 365

In October, the Microsoft Office and Microsoft Education teams partnered with a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert to raise awareness of free tools built into Office 365 and Windows 10 that can help special and general education teachers give students with disabilities a learning environment that is personalized, differentiated and yet as close to their peers’ experience as possible.

We invite you to get introduced to these tools in this Office blog post and get a closer look in this Education blog post at some key capabilities inspired by inclusive design principles recently released/coming soon in Office 365 Education applications. It is worth noting that Learning Tools, introduced earlier this year for OneNote for PCs, are becoming available this month in Office Lens for iOS, Word for PCs and Word Online. Watch this short demonstration to learn more:


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Demonstration of Learning Tools built into Office Lens, Word Desktop and Word Online


To connect with the Microsoft Office team to further discuss this topic, join us in person later this week on Thursday, November 17 (or virtually after that) at our upcoming presentation at the Accessing Higher Ground conference.

Bookmark our Office blog series and Microsoft Mechanics video series to stay up to date as more accessibility capabilities release that can help students work independently, efficiently and confidently in a format that best suits them. Remember the Office 365 Education is free for students and teachers, and you can get started with it by typing a valid school email address at