Use a screen reader to share Microsoft Stream content in O365 apps

Use a screen reader to share Microsoft Stream content in O365 apps

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Use your keyboard and a screen reader to share your Microsoft Stream videos and channels in other Office 365 desktop or Web apps. 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.

When you share Stream videos and channels in other Office 365 apps, make sure you're signed in to your Office 365 account in both apps.

Notes: 

  • If you use Narrator with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, you have to turn off scan mode in order to edit documents, spreadsheets, or presentations with Office for the web. For more information, refer to Turn off virtual or browse mode in screen readers in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

  • 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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Add a Stream channel or video as a tab in Teams

Share a Microsoft Stream channel or video as a tab in a Microsoft Teams channel.

  1. In Stream, navigate to and open the video or channel you want to add as a tab in Microsoft Teams.

  2. Press F6 until you hear "Search or enter web address" to move the focus to the browser address bar.

  3. Press Ctrl+C to copy the video or channel web address.

  4. In Microsoft Teams, navigate to the team channel to which you want to add the video or channel as a tab.

  5. In the Microsoft Teams channel, press the Tab key until you hear "Add a tab," and press Enter. The app list opens, and the focus is in the Search text field.

  6. Type Stream as your search words. Search results are returned as you type.

  7. Press the Tab key until you hear "Tabs for your team, Stream," and press Enter. The tab details dialog box opens.

  8. If you're adding a video as a tab, press the Tab key until you hear "Channel, radio button," and press the Right arrow key once. You hear: "Video, radio button." If you're adding a channel as a tab, you can proceed to the next step.

  9. Press the Tab key until you are prompted to search or head over to Microsoft Stream to grab a video or channel URL.

  10. Press Ctrl+V to paste the web address of the video or channel you want to add as a tab. The linked video or channel is displayed as a search result.

  11. Press the Tab key until you hear the name of the video or channel, and press Enter to select it.

  12. To change the tab name, press the Tab key until you hear "Tab name," and then type a new name. By default the tab name is the same as the video or channel name.

  13. To save your changes and add the new tab, press the Tab key until you hear "Save," and press Enter.

    The dialog box closes, and focus moves to the new tab.

Post a Stream video link on Yammer

Add a Microsoft Stream video link to a Yammer thread to reach a larger audience among your coworkers. When you post a Microsoft Stream video on Yammer, the video plays inline in the thread.

  1. In a Stream video list, navigate to and open the video you want to link to your Yammer post.

  2. Press F6 until you hear "Search or enter web address" to move the focus to the browser address bar.

  3. Press Ctrl+C to copy the video web address.

  4. In Yammer, press the Tab key until you hear "Create a message," and press Enter. The dialog box for a new message opens.

  5. Press the Tab key until you hear "Post in a group," and press Enter. You hear: "Message body."

  6. Press Ctrl+V to paste the video link in the message.

  7. Press Shift+Tab until you hear "Select a group," press the Down arrow key until you hear the group to which you want to send the message, and press Enter to select it.

  8. To post your message with the video link, press the Tab key until you reach the Post to Group button, and press Enter.

Add Stream videos or channels to SharePoint Online

You can add a Microsoft Stream web part to a SharePoint Online page or news article to quicky insert and highlight a single video or channel, or videos across all of Stream.

Note: If your organization is using trusted sites, make sure to add https://*.microsoftstream.com to the trusted URLs.

Add a single Stream video or channel to SharePoint Online

  1. In Stream, navigate to and open the video or channel you want to add to SharePoint Online.

  2. Press F6 until you hear "Search or enter web address" to move the focus to the browser address bar.

  3. Press Ctrl+C to copy the video or channel web address.

  4. On your SharePoint Online site, navigate to and open the page or news article where you want to highlight the video or channel.

  5. Press the Tab key until you hear "Edit page," and press Enter.

  6. Navigate to the section where you want to insert the link to the video or channel, and press Enter to edit it. You hear: "Add a new web part."

  7. Press Enter to open the web part menu. The focus is in the Search text field.

  8. Type Stream. The search results are returned as you type.

  9. Press the Tab key until you hear "Clickable, Stream," and press Enter to add the Stream web part to your page.

  10. The Stream settings dialog box opens. Press the Tab key until you hear "Source list, collapsed," and press Spacebar to expand the source list.

  11. Do one of the following:

    • If you're adding a video, press the Down arrow key until you hear: "Single video, not selected."

    • If you're adding a channel, press the Down arrow key until you hear: "Channel, not selected."

    Press Enter to select.

  12. Press the Tab key until SharePoint Online asks you to paste the Stream video or channel address, and press Ctrl+V to paste the URL. You hear: "Embedded the video successfully."

    The video or channel has been added to the page.

Add a list of videos across Stream to SharePoint Online

You can highlight videos across all of Stream on your SharePoint Online page. To narrow down the selection of videos, you can sort and filter the videos.

The videos don't have to be from the same group or channel.

  1. In your SharePoint Online site, navigate to and open the page or news article where you want to add the video list.

  2. Press the Tab key until you hear "Edit page," and press Enter.

  3. Navigate to the section where you want to insert the video list, and press Enter to edit it. You hear: "Add a new web part."

  4. Press Enter to open the web part menu. The focus is in the Search text field.

  5. Type Stream. The search results are returned as you type.

  6. Press the Tab key until you hear "Clickable, Stream," and press Enter to add the Stream web part to your page.

  7. The Stream settings dialog box opens. Press the Tab key until you hear "Source list, collapsed," and press Spacebar to expand the source list.

  8. Press the Down arrow key until you hear "All of Stream," and press Enter to select it.

  9. To sort the videos, press the Tab key until you reach the Sort by list, and press Spacebar to expand it. Press the Down arrow key until you hear the value you want, and press Enter to select it.

  10. To filter the videos, press the Tab key until you hear "Enter a search term to filter the video results," and type your search words. The filter is applied to the list of videos.

Add a Stream channel or video to a OneNote page

Add a Microsoft Stream video or channel to your notes, and keep it with you at all times.

  1. In Stream, navigate to and open the video or channel you want to insert into a OneNote page.

  2. Press F6 until you hear "Search or enter web address" to move the focus to the browser address bar.

  3. Press Ctrl+C to copy the video or channel web address.

  4. In OneNote, navigate to the page and content block where you want to insert the video.

  5. Press Ctrl+V to paste the video or channel URL, and press Enter to insert the video or channel content into the page.

Insert a Stream video into a PowerPoint presentation

Insert a Microsoft Stream video into a PowerPoint slide and make it part of your presentation.

  1. In Stream, navigate to and open the video you want to insert into your presentation.

  2. Press F6 until you hear "Search or enter web address" to move the focus to the browser address bar.

  3. Press Ctrl+C to copy the video web address.

  4. In PowerPoint, go the slide content area where you want to insert the video.

  5. To open the Online Video dialog box, do one of the following:

    • If you're using the desktop version of PowerPoint, press Alt+N, Z, M, then V, and O.

    • If you're using PowerPoint for the web, press Alt+Windows logo key+N, V, O.

    The focus is in the video URL text field.

  6. Press Ctrl+V to paste the video URL.

  7. To insert the video and return to the slide, press Enter.

Insert a Stream video into your Sway

Use the embed code available in Microsoft Stream to insert a video into your Sway.

  1. In a Stream video list, navigate to the video you want to insert into your Sway.

  2. Press the Tab key until you reach the Share button, and press Enter. The Share dialog box opens.

  3. Press the Tab key until you hear "Embed tab item," and press Enter.

  4. Press the Tab key until you hear "Copy," and press Enter to copy the embed code.

  5. In Sway, open the Sway where you want to add the video.

  6. Press the Tab key until you hear "Insert content," and press Enter. The card menu opens.

  7. Press the Right arrow key until you hear "Show media card types," and press Enter.

  8. Press the Tab key once. You hear the first item in the Media card menu.

  9. Press the Right arrow key until you hear "Insert embed card," and press Enter.

  10. Press the Tab key until you hear: "Edit, Paste your embed code here."

  11. Press Ctrl+V to paste the embed code. The Stream video is now visible in the Sway Storyline.

See also

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Microsoft Teams

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Yammer

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate OneNote

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate PowerPoint

Keyboard shortcuts for Sway

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Stream

Use VoiceOver, the built-in iOS screen reader, to share your Microsoft Stream videos in other Office 365 apps on your phone.

When you share Stream videos in other Office 365 apps, make sure you're signed in to your Office 365 account in both apps.

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 https://msit.microsoftstream.com/.

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Share a Stream video in a Teams channel

Share a Microsoft Stream video in a Microsoft Teams channel.

  1. In the Microsoft Stream video list, navigate to the video you want to share to Microsoft Teams.

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

  3. Swipe right until you hear "Share," and double-tap the screen. A list opens containing apps available for sharing to.

  4. Swipe right until you hear "Teams," and double-tap the screen to select. A Microsoft Teams new message dialog box opens.

    Note: If you don't hear "Teams," you need to add Microsoft Teams to the apps list. Swipe right until you hear "More, button," and double-tap the screen. Swipe right until you hear "Teams switch button," and double-tap the screen. Swipe left until you hear "Done," and double-tap the screen.

  5. In the Microsoft Teams new message dialog box, swipe left until you hear "Select one message recipient," and double-tap the screen. The Recipient search dialog box opens.

  6. Use the on-screen keyboard to type the name of the Microsoft Teams channel you want. The search results are updated as you type.

  7. Swipe right to browse the search results. When you hear the channel you want, double-tap the screen. The channel is selected and the link to the Microsoft Stream video is pasted automatically to the message field.

  8. To post the message to the Microsoft Teams channel, swipe right or left until you hear "Send," and double-tap the screen.

Post a Stream video link on Yammer

Add a Microsoft Stream video link to a Yammer thread to reach a larger audience among your coworkers. When you post a Microsoft Stream video link on Yammer, the video plays inline in the thread.

  1. In the Microsoft Stream video list, navigate to the video you want to share to Yammer.

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

  3. Swipe right until you hear "Share," and double-tap the screen. A list opens containing apps available for sharing to.

  4. Swipe right until you hear "Yammer," and double-tap the screen to select. A Yammer new message dialog box opens.

    Note: If you don't hear "Yammer," you need to add Yammer to the apps list. Swipe right until you hear "More, button," and double-tap the screen. Swipe right until you hear "Yammer switch button," and double-tap the screen. Swipe left until you hear "Done," and double-tap the screen.

  5. Swipe right until you hear "Choose a group," and double-tap the screen.

  6. Swipe right until you hear the group you want, and double-tap the screen. You hear: "Text field, is editing."

  7. Double-tap and hold the screen. The context menu opens and you hear: "Paste, menu item." Double-tap the screen. The video URL is pasted to the message field.

  8. Swipe left until you hear "Post," and double-tap the screen to confirm your selection.

  9. To post the message with the video, swipe left until you hear "Send," and double-tap the screen.

Add a Stream video link to OneNote

Add and save a link to an interesting Microsoft Stream video to Quick Notes in OneNote.

  1. In the  Microsoft Stream video list, navigate to the video you want to share to OneNote.

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

  3. Swipe right until you hear "Share," and double-tap the screen. A list opens containing apps available for sharing to.

  4. Swipe right until you hear "OneNote," and double-tap the screen to select. A new note dialog box opens. The video URL is automatically pasted to the note.

    Note: If you don't hear "OneNote," you need to add OneNote to the apps list. Swipe right until you hear "More, button," and double-tap the screen. Swipe right until you hear "OneNote switch button," and double-tap the screen. Swipe left until you hear "Done," and double-tap the screen.

  5. If you want to add text to accompany the video, swipe right until you hear "Add a note," double-tap the screen, and then use the on-screen keyboard to type your message.

  6. To save the note with the video, swipe left until you reach the Send button, and double-tap the screen.

Share a link to a Stream video in a PowerPoint presentation

Add a link to a Microsoft Stream video to a PowerPoint slide and make it part of your presentation.

  1. In the  Microsoft Stream video list, navigate to the video you want to share to PowerPoint.

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

  3. Swipe right until you hear "Share," and double-tap the screen. A list opens containing apps available for sharing to.

  4. Swipe right until you hear "Copy button," and double-tap the screen. The list closes, and the video link is copied to the clipboard.

  5. In PowerPoint, navigate to the slide content area where you want to add the video link, and double-tap and hold the screen.

  6. The context menu opens and you hear the first item in the menu. Swipe right until you hear "Paste button," and double-tap the screen. The link is pasted to the slide.

    You can select the link during your presentation to play the video.

See also

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Microsoft Teams

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate OneNote

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate PowerPoint

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Stream

Use TalkBack, the built-in Android screen reader, to share your Microsoft Stream videos in other Office 365 apps on your phone.

When you share Stream videos in other Office 365 apps, make sure you're using and signed in to your Office 365 account in both apps.

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 https://msit.microsoftstream.com/.

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Share a Stream video in a Teams channel

Share a Microsoft Stream video in a Microsoft Teams channel.

  1. In the  Microsoft Stream video list, navigate to the video you want to share to Microsoft Teams.

  2. Swipe right until you hear "Menu, Tap to view available actions for this video," and double-tap the screen.

  3. Swipe right until you hear "Share," and double-tap the screen. A list opens containing apps available for sharing to.

  4. Swipe right until you hear "Teams," and double-tap the screen to select. The Microsoft Teams Chats & Channels dialog box opens.

  5. In Microsoft Teams, swipe left until you hear "Channels tab," and double-tap the screen.

  6. Swipe right until you hear: "Editing, edit box." The focus is in the search text field. Use the on-screen keyboard to type the name of the Microsoft Teams channel you want.

  7. Swipe right to browse the search results. When you hear the channel you want, double-tap the screen. The channel is opened and the link to the Microsoft Stream video is pasted automatically to the message field.

  8. To post the message to the Microsoft Teams channel, swipe right until you hear "Send message," and double-tap the screen.

Post a Stream video link on Yammer

Add a Microsoft Stream video link to a Yammer thread to reach a larger audience among your coworkers. When you post a Microsoft Stream video link on Yammer, the video plays inline in the thread.

  1. In the  Microsoft Stream video list, navigate to the video you want to share to Yammer.

  2. Swipe right until you hear "Menu, Tap to view available actions for this video," and double-tap the screen.

  3. Swipe right until you hear "Share," and double-tap the screen. A list opens containing apps available for sharing to.

  4. Swipe right until you hear "Compose," and double-tap the screen. A Yammer window for a new message opens.

  5. Swipe left until you hear "Tap to add a group or people," and double-tap the screen.

  6. Use the on-screen keyboard to type the name of the group or the contact you want to share the video with. The search results are updated as you type.

  7. To browse the search results, swipe right. When you hear the group or contact you want, double-tap the screen.

  8. Swipe left until you hear "OK," and double-tap the screen to confirm your selection.

  9. To post the message with the video, swipe left until you hear "Send," and double-tap the screen.

Add a Stream video link to OneNote

Add and save a link to an interesting Microsoft Stream video to Quick Notes in OneNote.

  1. In the Microsoft Stream video list, navigate to the video you want to share to OneNote.

  2. Swipe right until you hear "Menu, Tap to view available actions for this video," and double-tap the screen.

  3. Swipe right until you hear "Share," and double-tap the screen. A list opens containing apps available for sharing to.

  4. Swipe right until you hear "OneNote," and double-tap the screen. A OneNote dialog box opens. The focus is on an options button for a note.

  5. Double-tap the screen. The focus moves to the Add a note text field.

  6. If you want to add text to accompany the video, double-tap the screen, and then use the on-screen keyboard to type your message. To exit the keyboard, swipe down-then-left.

  7. To save the note with the video, swipe right until you reach the Save button, and double-tap the screen.

Share a link to a Stream video in a PowerPoint presentation

Add a link to a Microsoft Stream video to a PowerPoint slide and make it part of your presentation.

  1. In the Microsoft Stream video list, navigate to the video you want to share to PowerPoint.

  2. Swipe right until you hear "Menu, Tap to view available actions for this video," and double-tap the screen.

  3. Swipe right until you hear "Share," and double-tap the screen. A list opens containing apps available for sharing to.

  4. Swipe right until you hear "Copy to clipboard," and double-tap the screen. The list closes, and the link to the video is copied to the clipboard.

  5. In PowerPoint, navigate to the slide content area where you want to add the video link, and double-tap the screen.

  6. The context menu opens and you hear the first item in the menu. Swipe right until you hear "Paste button," and double-tap the screen. The link is pasted into the slide.

    You can select the link during your presentation to play the video.

See also

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Microsoft Teams

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate OneNote

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate PowerPoint

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Stream

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