Microsoft strives to create experiences that are accessible and welcoming to everyone. We are committed to engaging with attendees to determine effective and reasonable accommodations, adjustments, or modifications that allow our attendees with disabilities to participate in our events.
|Video player closed caption options
|Both live and on-demand captions for videos can be turned on and allow for customization that includes ensuring basic size, contrast, font style, and placement in the video player. Captions in English are professionally translated by a human. AI-generated closed captions for other languages are fed by that English translation. To learn more about closed captions, visit: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
On the path towards inclusive language adoption in our flagship events, we are proud to currently offer the following AI generated translations:
|American Sign Language (ASL) interpretations
|All sessions have the option to enable ASL. The ASL interpreters are reviewed for technical acumen. To learn more about ASL, visit: Understanding Success Criterion: Sign Language.
Note: when selecting the ASL option in the video player, the video player will change to a new stream and refresh the video player. Focus on that selection will be lost. The user will need to start the video player again to access the ASL content. Likewise, when ASL is turned off, the video player will refresh to a different stream.
|Full screen video player option
|Both live and on-demand video players can be launched to be full screen with Play, Stop, and Pause options.
|Live video stream toggle
|Selecting the Live button in the player jumps to the current moment of the video stream content. The scrub bar allows you to jump to previous moments in time to review previous content at your own pace.
|Live chat stream options
|Active chat streams next to the video player can be turned off or chat can be launched into a separate browser window. This is a great option for individuals who don’t want to participate in the chat stream while the video content is playing.
|Video player hot keys
|The following keyboard shortcuts can be used to navigate the video player:
Play or Pause: Space bar or Alt + K
Forward: Alt +J
Rewind: Alt + L
Mute and Unmute: M or Alt + M
Launch player full Screen: Alt + enter
Open closed captions (cc): Alt +C
Open American Sign Language (ASL) stream: Alt + A
Go to live stream: G
|Text transcripts are available for some video-only presentations. When available, transcripts can be downloaded from the "Resources" section on the session page, to the right side of video player. To learn more about transcripts, please visit: WAI Transcripts.
|Both live and on-demand video player volumes can be adjusted.
|All keynotes and breakouts have an English audio description toggle option to allow you to hear the presentation dialogue and additional slides about audio details, speaker movement, and visual descriptions. To learn more about audio descriptions, visit: Captions and Audio Descriptions for PC Multimedia.
|Pause on launch
|The initial launch of the digital venue with video content is paused instead of automatically playing. Selecting "Play" will play the streaming video for both live and on-demand streams.
|The digital venue can be accessed with just a keyboard. No additional input devices (such as a mouse or controller) are required. This can prove useful for individuals who use certain assistive technologies that send keyboard-style input to the browser, or who are simply more comfortable using a keyboard. The site is tested with Chrome and Edge browsers with the latest versions of Windows 11 Narrator and NVDA. To learn more about keyboard accessibility, visit: Keyboard accessibility - Windows apps.
Support & Questions
|Need more help?
|If you have additional accessibility questions, kindly refer to: Microsoft Accessibility.