Captioning on Audio and/or Video Meetings & Calls
As being employer to several staff who is Deaf and reply on using subtitle when watching video. I was surprised to see no subtitle/closed captioned feature when I play a video called Introduction to Microsoft Team Product Tour (2.03 minutes video) as enclosed in this attachment.
Work is in progress for captioning of meetings. Captions for calls will be worked on after meetings is released. We’ll keep you posted.
I know that real-time captioning and subtitles is available in Teams Live Events--and works fairly well. However, is that same functionality available in regular Teams meetings (i.e. not Live Events)? If so, how do you turn it on?
@Microsoft @Alex - is this still planned in the August update? Thanks!
Hello! Has there been any progress on this?
As a deaf person I need to follow the call during the meeting - not after the meeting. we dont' record all meetings.
Alex , Hope your are doing well !!
Please do let us know when this live call caption will be available ?
Hello , Yes update us on this please ??
Hello any update for us on this ??
Need Subtitle (CC) Audio Calls in Microsoft Teams
Tim Nagels commented
Looks to be released in August if the roadmap is correct. Why isn't that roadmap update linked to the uservoice articles?
@MS: There is a lot of work to be done to communicate with your users..
MS not able to maintain time to market , Failure .. This was also one of the reason MS failed in windows mobile phone business. Total disappointment . Live captioning feature should be released soon before too late.
Looks like work in progress for over 2 years. Not good enough. Office moving to Teams from Skype so will be asking for delay to change on disability grounds, flagging MS failure.
Chad La Fournie commented
Google hangouts already has this feature. When can we expect this will be enabled?
Bhavesh Panchal commented
Hello Dear Microsoft team ,
Live captioning will be very helpful to person who works with Team located across the globe. This will help lot to get clear idea in Call if in case he/she unable to understand accent of foreign people. We can see for Skype it is there but now days companies are started migrating to MS teams from skype. Any tentative time line to get live call caption feature on Teams :)
Anders Kirkeby commented
Beyond the disability use cases, I'm looking for this for two purposes:
1. Most people can't be bothered to watch a recorded Teams meeting. Captions could be turned into a searchable transcription of the recording with clickable timestamps recordings would be far more useful.
2. Allow for more flexible meeting attendance - not ideal but sometimes needed nonetheless.
Doug Holck commented
This would be so incredibly valuable, and not only to those with hearing loss. Please expedite the delivery of this useful feature!
As I re-read the comments below (since 2017) is there any headway on this in the past 2 years? Seriously, hearing impairment is a much misunderstood disability and no matter how much the company preaches inclusion, I have yet to feel included in my 10 years at this company in regards to what I need in order to perform. No, managers and teams members do not know (due to lack of education) HOW to be work with a person that is hearing impaired. So, this is a huge priority feature that I hope is in the pipeline and avail soon. Thank you
Hi Warren, how can I get close caption on live TEAMS calls with my manager (1 to 1) so I can READ the content live and later? (I struggle with speech due to hearing impairment) and looking for this option to help me perform better at work.
We need this for 1:1 and 1:Many calls for our users who are hearing impaired.
Surely with Microsoft's commitment to accessibility this should be a priority?
luis sousa commented
What about migrating ALL FEATURES of skype to Teams? If so I think seriously to migrate to teams. Otherwise I will wait that 80% of companies we work with also to be in teams..............................