Use a screen reader to share a video in Microsoft Stream

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Use Microsoft Stream with your keyboard and a screen reader to share videos through a web link or email, or directly to Yammer. We have tested it with Narrator, NVDA, and JAWS, but it might work with other screen readers as long as they follow common accessibility standards and techniques. You'll also learn how to share a link to a specific time point in a video.

Notes: 

  • New Microsoft 365 features are released gradually to Microsoft 365 subscribers, so your app might not have these features yet. To learn how you can get new features faster, join the Office Insider program.

  • To learn more about screen readers, go to How screen readers work with Microsoft Office.

  • When you use Microsoft Stream, we recommend that you use Microsoft Edge as your web browser and Narrator as your screen reader.

    If you use Chrome or Firefox as your web browser, we recommend that you use JAWS or NVDA as your screen reader.

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Share a Stream video through email

Easily share a Microsoft Stream video with one or more people in your organization by sending them a link through email.

  1. In Microsoft Stream, browse to and open the video you want to share.

  2. To move to the Details area, press H until you hear the name of the video.

  3. Press the Tab key until you hear "Share," and press Enter. The Video Share dialog box opens.

  4. To select sharing by email, press the Tab key until you hear "Email," and press Enter.

  5. You hear: "Search people and groups." Start typing the name or email address of a person or group in your organization that you want to share the video with. The search results appear as you type.

  6. Press the Tab key repeatedly to find the person or group you want, and press Enter to select it.

  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for each person or group you want to share with.

  8. After you've added all the recipients, press the Tab key until you hear "Send and close," and press Enter. The email is sent and the Video Share dialog box is closed.

Share a Stream video on Yammer

You can easily share a Microsoft Stream video directly to a person or group on Yammer. The video plays inline in the thread on Yammer.

Note: Make sure you're using and signed in to your Microsoft 365 account in both Microsoft Stream and Yammer.

  1. In Microsoft Stream, browse to and open the video you want to share.

  2. To move to the Details area, press H until you hear the name of the video.

  3. Press the Tab key until you hear "Share," and press Enter. The Video Share dialog box opens.

  4. To share the video on Yammer, press the Tab key until you hear "Copy," and then press the Tab key once. Press Enter.

    The Share on Yammer dialog box opens in a new browser window. You hear: "Message body."

  5. Optionally, enter a message to accompany the video.

  6. To select the audience for your post, press the Tab key until you hear: "Add a group and/or people."

  7. Start typing the name of the person or group that you want to share the video with. The search results appear as you type.

  8. Press the Down arrow key until you hear the person or group you want, and then press Enter to select it.

  9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 for each person or group you want to share with.

  10. To post your message with the video, press the Tab key until you reach the Post button, and press Enter.

See also

Use a screen reader to find content in Microsoft Stream

Use a screen reader to play videos in Microsoft Stream

Use a screen reader to share Microsoft Stream content in O365 apps

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Microsoft Stream

Keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Stream

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Microsoft Stream

Use Microsoft Stream with VoiceOver, the built-in iOS screen reader, to share videos through a web link.

Notes: 

  • New Microsoft 365 features are released gradually to Microsoft 365 subscribers, so your app might not have these features yet. To learn how you can get new features faster, join the Office Insider program.

  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in iOS screen reader, VoiceOver. To learn more about using VoiceOver, visit Apple accessibility.

  • For the full experience, use Microsoft Stream on the web. In your browser, go to https://msit.microsoftstream.com/.

See also

Use a screen reader to find content in Microsoft Stream

Use a screen reader to play videos in Microsoft Stream

Use a screen reader to share Microsoft Stream content in O365 apps

Basic tasks to use a screen reader with Microsoft Stream

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Microsoft Stream

Use Microsoft Stream with TalkBack, the built-in Android screen reader, to share videos through a web link.

Notes: 

  • New Microsoft 365 features are released gradually to Microsoft 365 subscribers, so your app might not have these features yet. To learn how you can get new features faster, join the Office Insider program.

  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in Android screen reader, TalkBack. To learn more about using TalkBack, go to Android accessibility.

  • For the full experience, use Microsoft Stream on the web. In your browser, go to https://msit.microsoftstream.com/.

See also

Use a screen reader to find content in Microsoft Stream

Use a screen reader to play videos in Microsoft Stream

Use a screen reader to share Microsoft Stream content in O365 apps

Basic tasks to use a screen reader with Microsoft Stream

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Microsoft Stream

Technical support for customers with disabilities

Microsoft wants to provide the best possible experience for all our customers. If you have a disability or questions related to accessibility, please contact the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk for technical assistance. The Disability Answer Desk support team is trained in using many popular assistive technologies and can offer assistance in English, Spanish, French, and American Sign Language. Please go to the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk site to find out the contact details for your region.

If you are a government, commercial, or enterprise user, please contact the enterprise Disability Answer Desk.

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