Skype and Powerpoint Are Getting Real-Time Captions and Subtitles

Share
Skype and Powerpoint Are Getting Real-Time Captions and Subtitles

And one of the big target markets they are after is the hard of hearing market.

"Simple settings allow you to turn them on for a single call or keep them turned on for all your calls".

The new feature are supposed to improve inclusivity on both Skype and PowerPoint, so it will likely be a welcome addition for many.

A similar feature already exists as an add-on called Presentation Translator although it's not quite as robust as what Microsoft is getting ready to bake directly into PowerPoint.

The feature set to come next year will be available on Office 365 version of PowerPoint for Windows, PowerPoint for Mac, and online versions of PowerPoint. If you speak a different language than a presenter or are hard of hearing or deaf, you may not get as much out of a presentation as someone without those barriers. These features are not only created to warm the video-calling app back into the hearts of users, they will also add values to Skype in the face of stiff competition from the likes of WhatsApp and Messenger. For showing subtitles and captions, the PowerPoint will support around 60 text languages. The goal is to offer an alternative means of following a spoken PowerPoint presentation or participating in a Skype audio or video call. Skype team don't want users to miss a moment, be it in a video or in the live subtitles. Users can toggle translations on, at which point they'll have subtitles in their selected language to read during the call. This new feature can be activated simply by pressing the "more", or (+), button during a call and turning subtitles on. Once you switch on it, you will be able to read the subtitles in your choosing language during every call.

Microsoft is taking a step forward in making Skype more accessible today with the launch of live call captions and subtitles.

For more news and updates, follow IRN Post on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Epic Games is starting a store to rival Steam
The store will also support mods, non-commercial games and free-to-play stuff, as Steam does, and DRM is entirely optional. The company says it'll add more games and open the Store on Android and "other open platforms" after the initial launch.

Meghan Markle Upset About Smear Campaign Against Her
One can only presume that tensions were getting preeeeetty high in the royal fam for the palace to actually address the claims . The Obamas have always been friends of the British Royal family, especially when it comes to Prince William and Prince Harry .

Virat Kohli Plays a Deadly Bouncer from Mohammed Shami
Marnus Labuschagne has also been left out, with Victoria opener Marcus Harris coming in for him. Given the hot weather, Paine admitted he will bat first if he wins the toss.

Sonali Bendre returns to India, husband says 'she is recovering very well'
Sonali , best known for her role in '90s movies such as Sarfarosh , Diljale and Duplicate , is married to filmmaker Goldie Behl . With support from her family and friends, Sonali has always remained positive in her outlook as she battles the serious ailment.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho clarifies top four 'miracle' comment
Three different options, none of whom are Mourinho's big-money summer solution to a long-standing problem. It is another thing that someone told what I told.

Bulandshahr violence: Arrests over India policeman killing
Cows, which are considered holy by India's majority Hindu population, have become a flashpoint in India in recent years. Police told the BBC that some members of the mob were armed with homemade revolvers and opened fire first.

NRCC Suffered 'Major' Email Hack During 2018 Election
Prior, who works for Mercury Public Affairs, said the NRCC will not be commenting further on the incident. Republicans used hacked information from the Democratic National Committee to their advantage in 2016.

New mum Cardi B reveals shock marriage split
The appeared to get engaged on October 27, when he proposed to her during her Power 99 Powerhouse concert in Philadelphia. Cardi began dating her fellow rapper, one third of the hip hop group Migos , in early 2017.

Trump announces Chinese rollback of auto tariffs
Also late Sunday, Trump said on Twitter that Beijing agreed to cut import duties on USA autos. One of China's major concerns is US interference in areas it considers "internal" matters.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC & Snapdragon Elite Gaming Accidentally Revealed
That will pave the way to new computational photography and video capture features, the chip-maker suggests. We should be getting more information about these features from the official launch event.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.