Make your presentations more inclusive with Live Captions & Subtitles in PowerPoint

Joanna Estrada
December 4, 2018

Starting now, you can get live captions in your Skype video calls, making the service more accessible for those with hearing impairment.

To celebrate the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Microsoft has announced upcoming support for live captions and subtitles in PowerPoint and Skype. If you're in a call, you can switch the setting on by selecting the "+" icon and toggling "Turn subtitles on".

Microsoft is introducing a major feature for PowerPoint and Skype.

Live captions & subtitles in Skype will be available in Skype 8 for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android, as well as Skype for Windows 10 (the new Microsoft Store app that ships with the Windows 10 October 2018 update).

Image credit Microsoft
Image credit Microsoft

Toggle on Show subtitles for all voice and video calls.

While the feature will only support English at launch, over 20 other languages and dialects will be supported in the coming weeks. Whether you're learning a new language, having a tough time understanding your friend from across the world, or attending a meeting that is not in your native tongue, our new translations will help keep you up to speed.

Captions and subtitles can be turned on with a simple toggle, either for a single call or for all calls. This innovative new feature provides captions and subtitles for presentations in real-time.

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