Microsoft introduces a new sign language view for Microsoft Teams, a video conferencing platform commonly used by employers and professionals. Sign language users can choose up to two videos of other participants to be fixed in a video call, making the two selected locations visible throughout the conference for audio and video transcription. Teams users may enable the ability for all meetings or individual sessions. Sign language interpreters can be pre-assigned before the meeting begins; However, external translators can only be customized during a session using the Accessibility tab in the application settings.
In addition, Microsoft is introducing a new accessibility settings window for Teams. This feature allows users to easily make adjustments during conversations, such as turning on sign language display by default or preselecting two preferred locations.
Both features will be implemented in Teams on desktop and browsers in the coming weeks.
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