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Accessibility tools for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a messaging and collaboration app that lets everyone in your organization join the conversation and work together. This page contains an overview of the many accessibility features that make sure all users can have the best possible experience.

Work more efficiently with keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams 

Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams for your personal life

Use Microsoft Teams more inclusively

Accessibility tips for inclusive Microsoft Teams meetings and live events

Make your Microsoft Teams meetings, calls, and messages accessible to people with disabilities 

5 tips for using Teams when you're deaf or hard of hearing

Best practices for setting up and running a Teams meeting or Live event for the deaf and hard of hearing

Make your Microsoft Teams meetings and live events accessible

Take advantage of the accessibility features in Microsoft Teams for a better meeting or live event experience 

Make your content accessible to everyone with the Accessibility Checker

Use PowerPoint Live to make presentations more accessible to your audience

Add alt text to visuals in chat messages in Make your content accessible to everyone with the Accessibility Checker

Change your background for a Teams meeting

Reduce background noise in Teams meetings

Add someone, like a coworker or interpreter, to a call

Record a meeting in Teams

Use captions and transcriptions 

Use live captions in a Teams meeting

Use CART captions in a Microsoft Teams meeting (human generated captions) 

View live transcription in a Teams meeting 

Use Teams Intelligent Speakers to identify in-room participants in meeting transcription 

Hide your identity in meeting captions and transcripts 

Edit the transcript of a meeting recording in Teams

Use Text Telephone (TTY)

Use Microsoft Teams with a screen reader

Screen reader support for Microsoft Teams 

Screen reader support for Teams for your personal life

Quick Start Guide: Using Microsoft Teams with a screen reader 

Using Microsoft Teams with a Screen Reader: Frequently Asked Questions 

Control Microsoft Teams with your voice

Using Cortana voice assistance in Teams 

Using Cortana in Microsoft Teams Rooms

Use voice typing to talk instead of type on your PC

Place Teams calls with Apple CarPlay

Customize your view 

Customize your meeting view 

Adjust your view in a Teams meeting

Spotlight someone's video in a Teams meeting

Use Immersive Reader in Microsoft Teams to customize the reading and viewing experience for different visual and cognitive needs.

Settings: Dark, light, and high contrast theme

Zoom in and out of Teams

Pop out a chat in Teams 

Reduce distractions and find your focus

Manage notifications in Teams

Customize channel notifications in Teams

Limit distractions with Do Not Disturb mode

Start and pin chats

Hide, unhide, mute, or pin a chat in Teams

Mute notifications during a meeting in Teams

Show, hide, or pin a team or channel in Teams

Search for messages and more in Teams

Choose how you participate

Choose how you join a meeting in Teams 

Raise your hand in a Teams meeting

Muting and unmuting your mic in Teams

Express yourself in Teams meetings with live reactions

Minimize communication barriers with language translation in chat

See also

What's new in Microsoft Teams

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