Microsoft Teams - Accessibility & Usability Information KB

This document summarizes the accessibility and usability barriers of the Microsoft Teams app identified during testing, as well as how to get help with meeting.

The Microsoft Teams app is one of the campus-supported chat and web conferencing tools included in Microsoft Office Suite. This document summarizes the accessibility and usability barriers of the Microsoft Teams identified during testing, as well as how to get help.

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Student accessibility & usability barriers 

The following information is provided to help people with disabilities know what potential barriers may exist with Google Meets

People who are blind or have low vision may have difficulty

The following accessibility barriers may impact the ability of people who are blind or have low vision to successfully chat or use the web conferencing tools in the Microsoft Teams app.

People with low vision or colorblindness may have difficulty using Microsoft Teams

Some functionality in the Microsoft Teams app do not pass color contrast accessibility and may be difficult for some people with low vision or color blindness to read.

Avoid using virtual backgrounds 

Avoid using virtual backgrounds during a web conferencing event as the effects are visually less accessible to users. Virtual backgrounds can also cause increased CPU workload for the user running the background, which can disrupt their participation in the meeting.