New accessibility feature is coming to Microsoft Teams: What may it be?

The last week saw Microsoft extend its product selection with the introduction of new Surface devices and accessories. In addition to these gadgets, the massive software company based in Redmond released a product for Microsoft Teams called Presenter+. In an effort to increase the number of people who use its video calling platform, Microsoft is now working on adding some new accessibility capabilities. According to the roadmap for Microsoft 365, the business is now working on a new feature that will increase support for communication via sign language.

The “Sign Language View and always-on captions in meetings” feature developed by the Microsoft Team will begin rolling out in December and will be accessible to the general public on desktop and Mac computers.

The functionality of Microsoft Teams’ built-in sign language

The tool will assist users in prioritising the videos of two other participants so that sign language may be discussed during meetings held via Teams. These films maintain their visibility even when material is being exchanged, and the subtitles may be programmed to remain active for any and all meetings. Due to the smaller screen sizes of mobile devices, it is possible that this function may become available on mobile devices in the very near future.

In addition to this, it is anticipated that Microsoft Teams will acquire a number of other features as well as upgrades. The business intends to incorporate more than 800 different emojis in the emoji response set that will be added to the Teams chat.

It has been said that the desktop client for Microsoft Teams may get a new scheduling feature in the near future. This tool would prohibit users from sending messages outside of normal business hours. The new functionality will restrict other users’ ability to send you messages to a predetermined window of time each day.

Published at : 23 Oct 2022 09:52 AM (IST)

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