Microsoft Introduces New Sign Language View, Accessibility Preferences Pane For Teams

Edit Story

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Microsoft Introduces New Sign Language View, Accessibility Preferences Pane For Teams

Steven Aquino
Contributor
Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.

Steven covers accessibility and assistive technology.

Following

New!
Follow this author to stay notified about their latest stories.
Got it!

New!
Click on the conversation bubble to join the conversation
Got it!

Nov 17, 2022,06:23pm EST|

Press play to listen to this article!
Got it!

  • Share to Facebook
  • Share to Twitter
  • Share to Linkedin

Microsoft announced its Teams app is getting a so-called Sign Language View soon.

Microsoft

In a blog post published on Thursday, Microsoft announced a new feature for its popular Teams videoconferencing software called Sign Language View.

The addition is another step on the road to creating a “best-in-class experience” for Deaf and hard-of-hearing people using Teams, according to post author “csano,” who is deaf. Sign Language View is meant to give prominence to interpreters and other signers in one consistent location. When enabled, the feature automatically streams the appropriate video(s) in the highest possible quality. Sign Language View can be on persistently or used on a whim, depending upon one’s needs and tolerances. Notably, Microsoft says the feature is personal to the user; [...]

Read article at forbes.com (Provides limited free articles.)

Article Taxonomies

Categories: ,