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Accessibility Information on Creating real-time, automatic captions or subtitles
Provide your students with on-screen captions and transcripts of your online presentations and lectures. Use PowerPoint for Office 365. CUNY is providing Microsoft Office 365 for Education to all active faculty and staff and all active CUNY students via the Microsoft Office in Education program.
- 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.
- This can help accommodate individuals in the audience who may be deaf or hard of hearing, or more familiar with another language, respectively.
- There are also position, size, color, and other appearance options for the captions and subtitles to accommodate different environments and audience needs.
- For best results, they highly recommend using a headset microphone connected to the device running PowerPoint. Also, the feature requires a reliable internet connection throughout your presentation.
PowerPoint for Office 365
(Requires Windows 10, and PowerPoint version 16.0.11601.20178 or higher. The feature isn't supported if you're using an earlier version of Windows.)
PowerPoint for Office 365 for Mac
(This feature requires PowerPoint for macOS version 22.214.171.124 or higher.)
PowerPoint for the web
(This feature is compatible with the following web browsers: Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome 34+, Mozilla Firefox 25+)
How to Use PowerPoint to Create Live Subtitles and Translations
Attribution: [Wolfe, Amy] (2020, May, 13) Live Caption a Lecture [ppt]. Retrieved from https://guides.cuny.edu/ld.php?content_id=54693882