Following on from the post about live captions and the reasons for using them by default, Microsoft Teams meetings also support people with audible disabilities using CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation).
How does it work? The provider receives an audio feed. Using a steno machine and cutting-edge software, CART providers “write” on their steno machine using phonetic shorthand that they have gone to school to learn. The phonetic shorthand is then translated against the CART provider’s dictionary. The software finds the associated word in the dictionary with the phonetic shorthand stroke written on the steno machine, translating instantaneously into English. CART providers can be certified to type up to 260 words per minute with 98% accuracy and above.
You can enable CART support in your meetings by using the Meeting Options either prior to the meeting or during.
Copy the generated URL for the meeting and send via e-mail to the person who requires it. They should have all they need setup their end to integrate with it.
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