ACCESSIBLE POWERPOINT: How to Set Real-time Automatic Captions and Subtitles

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PowerPoint for Office 365 can transcribe your words as you present and display them on-screen as captions in the same language you are speaking, or as subtitles translated to another language.

12 spoken languages are supported. Subtitles and captions can be written in over 60 languages.

This can help accommodate individuals in the audience who may be deaf or hard of hearing, or more familiar with another language, respectively. This version of PowerPoint can also create downloadable text transcripts from the live presentation.

See it in action

A group of Chinese students visiting from the University of Washington stopped by the Microsoft AI and Research offices to learn about Microsoft Translator’s speech translation technology. In this video, Will Lewis – Principal Technical PM for Microsoft Translator – demonstrated how the Translator live feature and Presentation Translator for PowerPoint can be used to provide live transcription and translation in the classroom.

Find out more:
Present with real-time, automatic captions or subtitles in PowerPoint

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