Indicate who is speaking in Closed Caption
The closed caption feature is awesome! It would be great to to see who said what. It's clear that teams recognizes from which account the noise is coming from. If there are multiple people speaking at the same time perhaps give a level of confidence on who teams thinks was speaking.
Paul Sommer commented
Agree, but I see that this is already in the works. Maybe close this one as "coming soon."
Lisa West commented
Please add this feature ASAP so teachers can learn how to use it before they start teaching full time in the upcoming weeks. Our DHH (deaf or hard-of-hearing) students would greatly benefit from having accurate CC to read, especially if they can see it beside the person signing at the same time. (Perhaps offer a side-by-side view?)
It would be wonderful if the captions could be attached to the speaker, as seen during a Google Meet. A colleague shared the attached screenshot as an example. As of now, within a class Teams meeting, students have no way of knowing who said what. They cannot easily distinguish between a teacher's comments and that of a classmate--especially if they are in elementary school and are just learning to read.
Thank you for continuing to listen to (and act upon) our suggestions to improve Microsoft for use with students!
Absolutely agree too.
CRITICAL for us. We have specific areas of the business with attendees who are deaf/hearing-impaired.