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How to use simultaneous interpretation in Microsoft Teams.

First published:
17 June 2024
Last updated:

About language interpretation

Language interpretation allows human interpreters to translate what the speaker says into another language in real time without disrupting the speaker.

This allows more inclusive meetings, where participants who may not speak the same language can collaborate. In our case at the Welsh Government, this means that we can now use more Welsh in our meetings.

How to use language interpretation

This video explains how to:

  • book your human interpreter
  • set up human language interpretation in Teams
  • designate a human interpreter during a meeting
  • select your interpretation language when joining a meeting

Guidance and templates for attendees

Further support

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