Zoom in and out of teams
This is essential sometimes when sharing a screen with others or just if you need assistance on your own screen for seeing things more clearly.
You can also use your keyboard or mouse to make the Teams interface bigger or smaller, using the same familiar controls you might already be using with your browser e.g. Ctrl + and – Windows or Command+ and – Mac.
Dark, light and high contrast
In the Theme section, click High contrast. You can also select the Dark or Default theme.
Captions are very useful for deaf people, and those with hearing loss or for anyone in a noisy environment that might require this functionality from time to time.
Select Blur to blur your background or choose from the available images to replace it. This enables anyone who is lip reading to focus clearly on what is being said.
Teams anticipates what you’ll want to see in a meeting. When someone starts speaking or shares content, that is what you see.
When someone is sharing a presentation, you can switch between viewing that content and watching someone by simply clicking on the video you’re interested in e.g. the presenter.
At any point if you change your mind, right click again and select Unpin.
The immersive Reader
The Immersive Reader makes reading text much more accessible for anyone who needs assistance with reading.
Select Play to hear your document read aloud and to see the text highlighted simultaneously. The narrator starts reading from the top of your page by default, unless you have selected a word, in which case it will start reading from the selected word. Select Pause to stop narration. You can also alter the speed and the required voice.
You can change the appearance of your document by using Text Options. Text options can help you focus on your content and remove visual distraction.
The Theme colour you select becomes the background colour of the document.
Switch on Show Source Formatting to retain formatting from the original text, such as bolding or underlining.
The Immersive Reader – Speech
You can break up Parts of Speech in Grammar Options by selection of one or more of the following options:
Syllables to break words into syllables.
Switch on Show labels to see the label underneath the highlighted parts of speech.
The Immersive Reader – Reading Preferences
Line Focus enables you to narrow the focus of your reading experience by highlighting sets of one, three, or five lines, Use the toggle to turn it on or off.
Translate lets you translate your text into other languages by word or document.