Turn On Live Captions In Your Teams Meeting

Accessibility is becoming very important within the communications tools such as Microsoft Teams.

You probably didn’t know that Megan you’ve worked with in the office for 5 years is slightly deaf, after all you’ve chatted with her and she has participated in meetings. What you didn’t know was that Megan has been lip reading all this time.

When Megan is working from home, she finds it hard to hear and contribute in online meetings and she doesn’t feel brave enough to inform her coworkers of her hearing challenge.

Whether you know or don’t it is good practice and habit to turn on Live Captions in your meetings in Microsoft Teams.

You can do this from the ellipsis (…) icon in the meeting control bar and selecting Turn on Live Captions

The default language the live captions will use is set to English (United States). You can change this by clicking the ellipsis at the bottom right of your screen

And then select Change Spoken Language, choose your language and press confirm

Live captions will appear at the bottom of the meeting window

Unless you record the meeting, captions are not saved in the meeting.

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