Live Captions in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has the ability to display automatically generated captions in meetings.

  1. To try the captions, open Microsoft Teams and then click on Calendar.
  2. Click on 'Meet Now' and then 'Join Now'
  3. Your web cam should be displayed.
  4. In the toolbar, click on 'More actions' and then 'Turn on live captions (preview)'

    More actions menu with option to turn on live captions

  5. Captions will now appear on the bottom left of screen.

Important note

Automatically generated captions are only 85% - 90% accurate. They do not meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing users. These users require captions that are 99% - 100% accurate which are generated by a captioning service or via live remote captioning.