Online Teaching Accessibility: Closed Captions


Accessibility information for closed captioning


Closed Captioning in Microsoft Teams

Closed captioning and subtitling are both processes of displaying text on a television, video screen, or other visual display to provide additional or interpretive information. This can be a beneficial resource to all while participating in online learning, especially our hard of hearing, those with hearing loss community. 

There are a couple ways to get live captions in Teams:

  • From the built-in captioning provided by Teams

  • From a Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) captioner

Use built-in captions

Teams has built-in closed captioning you can turn on from the meeting controls.

Turn captions on and off

  • To use live captions in a meeting, go to your meeting controls and select More options   More options button > Turn on live captions.

  • To stop using live captions, go to the meeting controls and select More options More options button  > Turn off live captions.

See more information here:

Collaborate currently does not support live captioning. It does have a feature to allow an attendee to type out the captions during the class in real time and be displayed. More information

on that can be found here:




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Tue 2/15/22 7:57 AM
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