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Microsoft Teams – Captions and Subtitles for Live Events

Live captions and subtitles make Teams Live Events more inclusive for attendees who are deaf or hard of hearing, who have different levels of language proficiency, or who are connecting from a loud location.

These captions and subtitles are AI-driven, so the displayed text is offered as a “best guess”, but may not always be 100% accurate.

You can enable live captioning by clicking the closed captioning/subtitles button in the bottom right corner of the video player after a live event has started.

Are you missing this button?

If you do not see the closed captioning button, the producer of the live event can enable attendee live captions on-the-fly from the settings menu.

Selecting a Captions/Subtitles Language

The available languages are set by the live event organizer.

  1. Click the gear icon Settings button in the bottom right corner of the video player, then select Captions/Subtitles.
  2. Choose a language from the list of available options.

Adjusting Text Size, Text Color, and Background Transparency

  1. Click the gear icon Settings button in the bottom right corner of the video player, then select Captions/Subtitles settings.
  2. Adjust your text size and color and enable background transparency as needed.

For further information, please see Microsoft’s documentation on Live Event Captioning.

Updated on September 21, 2020

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