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Accessibility in Microsoft Teams

If someone had told us, years ago, that we would be working, taking classes, and shopping from the commodity of our home, we wouldn’t have believed it. Going through the COVID-19 pandemic wouldn’t have been the same without all the possibilities technology has brought to us. 

Technology has made life more convenient and easier for everyone. Which is why experts have worked on accessibility so people can make use of it regardless of their needs. 

During the events of last year, the collaboration and messaging app Microsoft Teams suffered abrupt growth. From having 20 million active users to having 44 million in March 2020, Microsoft started working on covering all the needs their users had, and accessibility is part of these. 

Everyone in an organization can join a conversation and work together. Users can communicate and collaborate inclusively with accessibility in Microsoft Teams, as it is compatible with technologies, such as: 

  • Screen readers 
  • Dictation software 
  • Eye control on Windows 10 
  • Voice control available for iOS and Android 
  • Screen magnifiers 
  • Switch access available for iOS and Android 

 

Microsoft Teams allows users to effectively communicate, regardless of their cognitive needs, visual capabilities, or language features like: 

  • Live closed captioning 
  • Do Not Disturb mode 
  • Language translation 
  • Audio messages and dictation 

 

When it comes to collaboration, capabilities like Immersive Reader promote adaptation to different learning paces, communication preferences, and motor skills. 

Meet, chat, and collaborate inclusively in Microsoft Teams, regardless of your needs or preferences. If you want to take advantage of these capabilities and more, talk to an expert today to learn about our Microsoft Teams Services. 

 

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