Basic tasks using a screen reader with Stream

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Stream

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Use a keyboard and a screen reader to perform basic tasks in Microsoft Stream. We have tested it with Narrator, JAWS, and NVDA, but it might work with other screen readers as long as they follow common accessibility standards and techniques. You'll learn how to sign in or out, download Stream videos, enable email notifications, find meeting recordings, or invite your coworkers to Stream.

Notes: 

  • New Office 365 features are released gradually to Office 365 subscribers, so your app might not have these features yet. To learn how you can get new features faster, join the Office Insider program.

  • To learn more about screen readers, go to How screen readers work with Microsoft Office.

  • When you use Microsoft Stream, we recommend that you use Microsoft Edge as your web browser and Narrator as your screen reader.

    If you use Chrome or Firefox as your web browser, we recommend that you use JAWS or NVDA as your screen reader.

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Sign in to Stream

  1. If you open the Stream home page and are currently not signed in, you are taken to the sign-in page. You hear: "Sign in to your account."

  2. Press the Tab key until you hear the user name you want to sign in with, or "Use another account," if the account you want to use is not listed, and press Enter.

  3. If you need to add a new user account, enter the email address for the account, then press the Tab key until you hear "Next," and press Enter. You will be taken to your organization's sign-in page to complete the sign in process.

Download a Stream video

You can download a video from Stream to your device if you originally uploaded the video file or you are an owner of the video.

  1. On the Stream home page, press the Tab key until you hear "My content," and press Enter.

  2. Press the Down arrow key until you hear "Videos," and press Enter.

  3. To navigate to the video you want to download, press the Tab key until you hear the name of the video.

  4. Press the Tab key until you hear "More actions, button," and press Enter.

  5. Press the Tab key until you hear "Download video," and press Enter. The video is downloaded through your browser.

    Note: The location where the video file is downloaded depends on the browser you are using, and its settings. On the Microsoft Edge browser, the default location is the current user's Downloads folder.

Enable email notifications

Enable email notifications to receive notifications to your email of various Microsoft Stream activities, for example, when a video upload has been completed.

  1. Press the Tab key until you hear “Settings,” and press Enter.

  2. Press the Tab key until you hear “My settings,” and press Enter to open the Notification settings view.

  3. Press the Tab key until you hear "Email notifications," and press Enter to enable the notifications.

Find a recorded meeting in Stream

If you record a meeting in Microsoft Teams, the recording is available in Microsoft Stream as soon as it has been processed. Stream sends you an email notification when the recording is available. Recordings are saved with the meeting name that was used in the meeting invitation. In Stream, you can access meetings you have recorded in the My content tab.

  1. On the Stream home page, press the Tab key until you hear "My content," and press Enter.

  2. Press the Down arrow key until you hear "Meetings," and press Enter.

  3. If you have lots of saved recordings, you can sort and filter the list before browsing it.

    • To sort the list, press the Tab key until you hear: "Sort by, Upload date." To change the sorting option, press Enter to open the menu, use the Up and Down arrow keys to find the option you want, and press Enter to apply it.

    • To filter the list, press the Tab key until you hear "State, All" or "Privacy, All," depending on which filtering option you want to use. To change the filtering option, press Enter to open the menu, use the Up and Down arrow keys to find the option you want, and press Enter to apply it.

  4. Press the Tab key until you hear the name of the first recording. If it's the one you want, press Enter to open the video page. It starts playing automatically. For more information, refer to Use a screen reader to play videos in Microsoft Stream.

    If it isn't the right recording, press the Tab key until you find the one you want.

  5. When you hear "Show more, button," you have reached the end of the list. Press Enter to load more recordings if the one you want wasn't on the initial list.

Invite coworkers to Stream

  1. On the Stream home page, press the Tab key until you hear "Invite others," and press Enter.

  2. Type a search term to find coworkers to add. If your organization uses Azure Active Directory, you can search for coworkers using their names. Otherwise, you can directly add an email address belonging to the same email domain as yourself.

  3. To browse the list of suggestions based on the search term, press the Down arrow key until you hear the name of the coworker you want to invite, and then press Enter to add them to the list of invitees.

  4. To invite multiple people at once, repeat steps 2-3 for each invitee.

  5. Once you have added all the people you want, press the Tab key until you hear "Invite," and press Enter.

Sign out of Stream

  1. Press the Tab key until you hear "Account manager," and press Enter.

  2. Press the Tab key until you hear "Sign out of this account," and press Enter.

See also

Use a screen reader to play videos in Microsoft Stream

Use a screen reader to find content in Microsoft Stream

Use a screen reader to upload and manage your videos in Microsoft Stream

Keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Stream

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Stream

Use Microsoft Stream with VoiceOver, the built-in iOS screen reader, to perform basic tasks. You'll learn how to download Stream videos.

Notes: 

  • New Office 365 features are released gradually to Office 365 subscribers, so your app might not have these features yet. To learn how you can get new features faster, join the Office Insider program.

  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in iOS screen reader, VoiceOver. To learn more about using VoiceOver, visit Apple accessibility.

  • For the full experience, use Microsoft Stream on the web. In your browser, go to http://msit.microsoftstream.com/.

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Sign in to Stream

  1. Swipe right until you hear "Email address," and enter the email address of the account you want to sign in with using the on screen keyboard.

  2. Swipe right until you hear "Sign in button," and double-tap the screen.

  3. If you entered an account which has not been used on your device before, you will be taken to your organization's sign-in page where you can enter a password or other authentication information.

Download a Stream video

You can download a video from Stream to your device if you originally uploaded the video file or you are an owner of the video.

  1. To move the focus to the bottom of the screen, tap the screen with four fingers near the bottom of the screen. You hear: "Settings, tab."

  2. Swipe left until you hear "My content tab," and double-tap the screen.

  3. Swipe left until you hear "My videos," and double-tap the screen.

  4. Swipe right until you hear the name of the video you want to download to your device.

  5. Swipe right until you hear "Menu," and double-tap the screen to open the video options menu.

  6. Swipe right until you hear "Make available offline," and double-tap the screen. You hear: "Download started." Downloaded videos are added to the Offline sub-tab of the My content tab.

Sign out of Stream

  1. To move the focus to the bottom of the screen, tap the screen with four fingers near the bottom of the screen. You hear: "Settings, tab." Double-tap the screen.

  2. Swipe left until you hear "Sign out button," and double-tap the screen.

  3. A pop up window appears asking you to confirm signing out. Swipe right until you hear "Yes button," and double-tap the screen.

See also

Use a screen reader to play videos in Microsoft Stream

Use a screen reader to find content in Microsoft Stream

Use a screen reader to upload and manage your videos in Microsoft Stream

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Stream

Use Microsoft Stream with TalkBack, the built-in Android screen reader, to perform basic tasks You'll learn how to sign in or out and to download Stream videos.

Notes: 

  • New Office 365 features are released gradually to Office 365 subscribers, so your app might not have these features yet. To learn how you can get new features faster, join the Office Insider program.

  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in Android screen reader, TalkBack. To learn more about using TalkBack, go to Android accessibility.

  • For the full experience, use Microsoft Stream on the web. In your browser, go to http://msit.microsoftstream.com/.

In this topic

Sign in to Stream

  1. Swipe right until you hear "Email address," and enter the email address of the account you want to sign in with using the on screen keyboard.

  2. Swipe right until you hear "Sign in button," and double-tap the screen.

  3. If you entered an account which has not been used on your device before, you will be taken to your organization's sign-in page where you can enter a password or other authentication information.

Download a Stream video

You can download a video from Microsoft Stream to your device if you originally uploaded the video file or you are an owner of the video.

  1. To move the focus to the bottom of the screen, swipe down-then-up. You hear: "Settings, tab."

  2. Swipe left until you hear "My content tab," and double-tap the screen.

  3. Swipe left until you hear "My videos," and double-tap the screen.

  4. Swipe right until you hear the name of the video you want to download to your device.

  5. Swipe right until you hear "Menu," and double-tap the screen to open the video options menu.

  6. Swipe right until you hear "Make available offline," and double-tap the screen. You hear: "Download started." Downloaded videos are added to the Offline sub-tab of the My content tab.

Sign out of Stream

  1. To move the focus to the bottom of the screen, swipe down-then-up. You hear: "Settings, tab." Double-tap the screen.

  2. Swipe left until you hear "Sign out button," and double-tap the screen.

  3. A pop up window appears asking you to confirm signing out. Swipe right until you hear "Yes button," and double-tap the screen.

See also

Use a screen reader to play videos in Microsoft Stream

Use a screen reader to find content in Microsoft Stream

Use a screen reader to upload and manage your videos in Microsoft Stream

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Microsoft Stream

Technical support for customers with disabilities

Microsoft wants to provide the best possible experience for all our customers. If you have a disability or questions related to accessibility, please contact the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk for technical assistance. The Disability Answer Desk support team is trained in using many popular assistive technologies and can offer assistance in English, Spanish, French, and American Sign Language. Please go to the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk site to find out the contact details for your region.

If you are a government, commercial, or enterprise user, please contact the enterprise Disability Answer Desk.

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