[Athen] Fwd: [ITACCESS] follow up on human captioning in Teams

Krista Greear krista at inclusiveinstructionaldesign.com
Tue Jun 16 11:23:46 PDT 2020

This came up on our last "Listserv in Real Time" call last Wed, June 10th
about real-time captioning in MS Teams. Sharing with ATHEN listserv.


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From: Knox, Margaret H <mknox at austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 7:59 AM
Subject: [ITACCESS] follow up on human captioning in Teams
To: <ITACCESS at listserv.educause.edu>

I offered to ask Microsoft about this ability at the last call as both Zoom
and Webex have APIs for assisting on this. I had a few false starts until I
reached out to the Microsoft disability services help desk. They were very

They confirmed I was not the first to ask, especially since the pandemic
started. And it is under investigation by engineering. They normally
recommend the built in ASR live captioning but noted “ If you would still
want to leverage CART/human-generated captions, you can invite a captioner
to the meeting, and they’d be able to caption into a separate window.” I
asked for an example and the reply was “this is typically provided by a
captioning service. A group I have worked with in the past leverages the
StreamText <https://streamtext.net/> web interface. “

To me this is a work around, but I thought I would share. And likely there
are other ways as well.

And in case you are not aware, they also do regular webinars wrt Microsoft
and accessibility: aka.ms/AccessibilityWebinars . Friday for example, is on
ASL usage and Teams

Margaret (Marg) Knox The University of Texas System

Executive Director Office of the CIO

(512) 322-3774 mknox at utsystem.edu

210 West 7th, Univ of Texas System Building

Austin, Texas, 78701

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ATHEN Executive Council Vice President
Access Technology Higher Education Network <https://athenpro.org/>
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