Microsoft 365 Mac and PC users can easily make their videos more accessible by clicking a few buttons.
Windows Central reported that PowerPoint for the Web allows users to insert videos containing closed captions and subtitling into presentations. The feature should help make Microsoft 365 presentations more accessible for Deaf or hard-of-hearing people.
Closed captions are available in many languages and can be added to videos to make them more accessible. They also allow you to watch videos quietly or in noisy environments without disturbing others. Subtitling is a feature that people are expecting to see in apps such as TikTok Netflix Zoom and more.
Users must create WebVTT files with closed captions using either a caption creation tool or text editors like Notepad.
After that, the user can sign in to PowerPoint on the Web using their Microsoft account. They can then create a presentation. After selecting Video, users must click Insert and select Insert Video. After adding the video, the user must select the captions by clicking Video then Insert Captions.
You’ll have to insert multiple captions files if you want captions in different languages. You’ll also need to rename the end of the file title to the standard locale, so it looks something like “MyClosedCaptions.en.vtt” for English or “MyClosedCaptions.es.vtt” for Spanish.
Microsoft is putting more emphasis on accessibility. has recently called Windows 11 the most “inclusive” version of Windows. It highlighted updates that allow users to generate live captions in even more languages and employees to