Transcription and captions (subtitles)
For general information about Microsoft Teams, open the following page using your Edge browser:
Basic tasks using a screen reader with Microsoft Teams
You can then select the Immersive Reader icon in the address bar to have the page read aloud.
Accessibility tools for Microsoft Teams contains an overview of the many accessibility features.
Live transcription is a written record of what is said during a meeting. The text is displayed on the right of the Teams window. It identifies each speaker, is captured automatically as they speak, and is available during and after the meeting.
Transcription is turned on by the meeting presenter.
To enable transcription in a meeting:
It is good practice to announce that you are turning on Transcription, though a banner will appear on the screen to inform attendees.
If you don’t wish to see the transcript:
To display the transcript again:
Like transcripts, captions are a written record of the speech during a meeting. The difference is that captions are turned on by the meeting attendee, and they are only displayed for the person that turned them on.
If a Teams meeting is not transcribed
If the meeting was recorded, you can transcribe the recording:
For assisting students with accessibility issues, teachers should always turn on transcription for a Teams class or meeting. It is not 100% accurate, but it enhances learning. It is easy for listeners to ‘tune out’ if there is just audio, but if there is the transcript, it helps them to keep focused and concentrating on the content.
It is especially good for students with auditory processing issues, difficulty concentrating, hearing impairment, or students with an intellectual disability. Seeing text on-screen, in addition to hearing someone speaking, really helps.
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Echo360 videos in StudentWeb
Echo360 videos are often used in StudentWeb. When you view the video, you will see control buttons in the bottom right of the video window. They allow you to toggle off and on the transcript and closed captions.
Transcript displays the text to the right of the video. The current dialogue is highlighted. You can use the search box to find specified text in the video, then play the video from that point.
The captions option displays the current dialogue on top of the video. There is a settings button to change the text size, colour and location.
There is also a button to download the transcript as a file.
YouTube VideosMany YouTube videos have captions embedded by the video creator.
To view captions on YouTube: