Microsoft Teams: Tutorial to use a sign language interpreter in meetings

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Microsoft Teams: Tutorial to use a sign language interpreter in meetings

Microsoft Teams enables sign language integration at your service. (Microsoft)

Microsoft has a new feature for its Teams video calling service that allows you to include a sign language interpreter during the conversation.

However, the tech company clarified that it does not offer sign language interpreters as it does with the translation option, b> but these can only be added in two ways: if they are included in the organization who convenes the meeting or is hired and added to the video call externally.

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Microsoft Teams enables sign language integration at your service. (Microsoft)

In the statement on the official Microsoft page where the launch announcement is made, it is indicated that people with disabilities or difficulty in communicating will be the only ones who will have seen an extended version of the interpreting service. This screen will be anchored and will have a image higher quality.

The layout of the screen in these cases is up to the interpreter in the center and on the right side of the screen will be the transcription of the live conversation, which will also be enabled.

In the event that a person decides to make a presentation, this will be located on the left on the screen occupying a large space, while the rest of the participants will be found on the right.

The interpreter will continue to occupy a priority position in that section for on top of other users, while subtitles will occupy the bottom of the screen

Microsoft Teams: Tutorial to use a sign interpreter in meetings

Microsoft Teams enables the integration of sign language into its service. (Microsoft)

“The Sign Language view and the settings panelThese accessibility improvements are currently available in public preview and will roll out to web and Teams desktop clients in the coming weeks. /p>

How to turn on sign language view in Microsoft Teams

To integrate sign language into video calls of Microsoft Teams, the company indicates that it can be done through the meeting configuration by pressing the button in the shape of three points (…) and then enter the Settings menu. Once inside, you will have to choose the Accessibility option and finally the Sign Language function.

In the case that the interpreters are within the organization and work with them constantly, they can be included in the Accessibility tab, so that they can be seen in the list of users that can be summoned to carry out the interpretation work. Similarly, subtitles can be activated from that tab.

Microsoft Teams: Tutorial to use a sign interpreter in meetings

Microsoft Teams enables integration of sign language at your service. (Microsoft)

Once these steps have been completed, users will be able to assign an interpreter to a meeting within the organization through the “Manage Preferred Entries” section. . The name of the interpreter should appear in a list and can be selected.

The steps are similar if the user decides to integrate an interpreter to the video call, from the access to the Settings menu, then to the Accessibility option and finally to Manage preferred inputs.

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