19-Feb-19 | News

Empowering Persons with Disabilities- Microsoft Accessibility Features

Live captions & subtitles in PowerPoint

With the new “live caption and subtitle” feature in PowerPoint you can now have more inclusive and engaging presentations for all audiences.

  • Live captions & subtitles provides real-time transcriptions of a presenter’s spoken words that appear onscreen either in the same language or in a different language.
  • The add-in option is still around and is not being deprecated
  • Read more on the Microsoft 365 Blog.

Live captions & subtitles in Skype

Microsoft have also launched call captioning with live captions and subtitles for Skype to provide a more engaging experience in those calls to friends and family:

  • Live captions and subtitles in Skype are easy to turn on and use, and we’ve optimized them to be fast, continuous, and contextually update as people speak.
  • Currently subtitles auto-scroll in your call, but in the near future we’re rolling out additional viewing options that let you scroll through the conversation in their own side window so you don’t miss a moment.
  • Skype will be rolling out translation support for over 20 languages and dialects in the coming weeks.
  • Read more on the Skype Blog.

Intelligent accessibility in Stream

The intelligent accessibility  features in Microsoft Stream are rolling out to all Office 365 Enterprise, Firstline and Education plans:

  • Speaker timelines that use facial detection to indicate who is talking, so you can easily jump to each speaker in a video.
  • Speech-to-text and captions that capture Streams in a readable form and make the content more accessible for everyone.
  • Transcript search and timecodes that let you quickly find moments that matter in a video.
  • Read more about intelligent features on the Microsoft 365 blog.

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