The Skype call captioning functionality has been announced by Microsoft for users who are deaf or hard of hearing to help them maintain optimal connectivity when chatting with colleagues or friends in real-time.
The new feature was announced by the company on UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3) and works by automatically converting a persons speech into subtitles and captions. The scrolling functionality will always keep the most recently spoken words on the top with previous captions floating nearby to keep users informed during the entire call.
The Skype call captioning functionality will work on Skype version 8 and will be available for use across 20 different dialects and languages to make it internationally compatible.
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