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Use a screen reader to join a Skype Meeting Broadcast

Use a screen reader to join a Skype Meeting Broadcast

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Use your keyboard and Narrator, the built-in Windows screen reader, to join a Skype Meeting Broadcast meeting.

You can join a meeting as an attendee or as an event team member, depending on your attendee type as assigned by the meeting organizer. A Skype Meeting Broadcast can be either an anonymous meeting or a closed meeting. You can join an anonymous meeting as an attendee without signing in. For joining a closed meeting or as an event team member, a sign-in is mandatory.

When you receive an invitation to a Skype Meeting Broadcast, you can accept it as you would any other meeting invitation, and the event will be added to your calendar.

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Join a Skype Meeting Broadcast as an attendee

As an attendee, you can watch an event online but you can't act as a presenter or speaker.

Join an anonymous Skype Meeting Broadcast

  1. While reading the invitation message, press Shift+Tab until you hear "Join the meeting, selected, link," and then press Enter.

    The Skype Meeting Broadcast page opens in your default browser.

  2. Press the Tab key until you hear "Joint the event button," and then press Enter.

    The focus moves to the event's broadcast page.

Join a closed Skype Meeting Broadcast

  1. While reading the invitation message, press the Tab key until you hear "Join the meeting, selected, link," and then press Enter.

    The Skype Meetings sign-in page opens in your default browser.

  2. Press the Tab key until you hear your user name, and then press Enter.

    Note: If you don't hear your user name, press the Tab key until you hear "Use another account, link" and then press Enter. Type the user name you want to use, and then press Enter.

  3. You hear: "Password, editing." Type your password, and then press Enter.

    The focus moves to the event's broadcast page.

Join a Skype Meeting Broadcast as an event team member

As an event team member, you can act as a presenter or speaker, and manage the meeting sources (PowerPoint, audio, and video) and the broadcast controls.

Join an anonymous Skype Meeting Broadcast

  1. While reading the invitation message, press the Tab key until you hear "Join the meeting, selected, link," and then press Enter.

    The Skype Meeting Broadcast page opens in your default browser.

  2. Press the Tab key until you hear "Sign in as an event team member button," and then press Enter.

    • If Skype for Business is already running and you're signed in, the focus moves to the event's broadcast page where you can watch and manage the Skype Meeting Broadcast.

    • If you're not signed in, the Skype for Business sign-in window opens. Press the Tab key until you hear: "Sign-in address, editing." Type your user name, and press Enter. You hear: "Password, editing text." Type your password, and then press Enter.

      The focus moves to the event's broadcast page.

Join a closed Skype Meeting Broadcast

  1. While reading the invitation message, press the Tab key until you hear "Join the meeting, selected, link," and then press Enter.

    The Skype Meeting Broadcast page opens in your default browser.

  2. Press the Tab key until you hear "Joint the event button," and then press Enter.

    • If Skype for Business is already running and you're signed in, the focus moves to the event's broadcast page where you can watch and manage the Skype Meeting Broadcast.

    • If you're not signed in, the Skype for Business sign-in window opens. Press the Tab key until you hear: "Sign-in address, editing." Type your user name, and press Enter. You hear: "Password, editing text." Type your password, and then press Enter.

      The focus moves to the event's broadcast page.

See also

Use a screen reader to schedule a Skype Meeting Broadcast

Keyboard shortcuts for Skype for Business

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Skype for Business

Learn how to navigate Skype for Business

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