Microsoft Partners With Kitaboo for Immersive Reading
April 28, 2022
Microsoft partners with HurixDigital for integrating an immersive reading experience for its leading digital publishing platform – KITABOO. HurixDigital’s flagship product KITABOO is a widely used eBook platform that helps publishers create, publish and distribute digital content securely. The eBook platform supports content providers in distributing their digital content.
“A big welcome to our newest immersive reader partner, Kitaboo. Kitaboo has just integrated and rolled out the Immersive Reader to make reading more accessible to millions of their students”, said Mike Tholfsen, Principal Group Product Manager, Microsoft Education.
The Microsoft Immersive Reader integration provides extensive user experience and improves both reading and writing. Its Azure Cognitive Service embeds both text reading and comprehension capabilities into KITABOO. The immersive reader app incorporates bespoke features like reading aloud, translating languages, picture dictionary, techniques to improve reading, with multiple options and reading preferences. It also delivers attention support to users/learners of all ages and reading ability. This type of reading technology improves reading and accessibility for all learners. Mainly caters to the challenges teachers face in the virtual classroom world. Such an inclusive learning tool blends audio and visual learning support for even students with learning differences, language barriers and more.
KITABOO is the world’s leading eBook platform for publishers to create and distribute interactive digital content across multiple mobile platforms. The responsive platform can seamlessly embed and display multimedia elements and interactivities, providing users with an engaging and immersive reading experience. Today, KITABOO is widely used by over 15+ million users in more than 30 countries.
“We are excited to build a feature-rich bespoke eBook reader with Microsoft. KITABOO’s user-friendly platform and technological adaptations have helped in delivering a world-class content distribution system to our clients. We are glad to partner with Microsoft in rendering immersive reader experience to our readers”, says Sri Subramanian, President, HurixDigital.
KITABOO is one of the world’s leading digital publishing platforms that helps create, publish and distribute DRM-protected content. It enables publishers to create and enrich the content with interactive elements, add multimedia elements to increase engagement, and track the analytics on the content performance. The platform enables the delivery of mobile-ready responsive content on all major operating devices. KITABOO has processed and converted more than 10 million pages for top publishers across the world.