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KUDO Announces New Integration with Microsoft that Brings Live Interpretation to Teams Meetings

Wednesday, 7 October, 2020

New York, NY – KUDO, the leading cloud-based solution for multi-language web meetings and video conferencing, has announced the next stage of its integration with Microsoft Teams,   making professional language interpretation more accessible in virtual meetings. The new enhanced KUDO app will be available in the Microsoft app store upon release of the next MS Teams update.

KUDO is already building upon these new capabilities by partnering with Microsoft to make Teams meetings more inclusive. With this latest integration, participants can choose the language they prefer to participate in during the meeting. This means they can listen to and express themselves in their mother tongue instead of in a language they have not mastered being used as the lingua franca of the meeting. This new integration also offers sign language support for the deaf and hard of hearing, by providing the video of a sign language interpreter right on the participants’ screen. All done through integrated meeting controls and all within Microsoft Teams’ environment.

‘With the new integration, we’re bringing multilingual meetings to larger enterprises already in Microsoft's ecosystem,’ Adds Fardad Zabetian, CEO and co-founder of KUDO. ‘ This is a great step forward towards realizing our mission; a global and multilingual future of the work environment’.

When the app is released, Teams users will be able to create multilingual meetings and schedule interpreters for needed languages, accessing a pool of more than8.000 KUDO Certified Interpreters located all over the world who are ready to support meetings in 80+ languages.

This latest integration is motivated by one principle:  inclusion. KUDO’s mission to eliminate language barriers now extends  to Microsoft Teams, where all users on the platform can have access to meetings in their preferred language, allowing them to greatly expand access to  business meetings, international collaboration for NGOs or even training within a company.

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About KUDO

KUDO is a cloud-based collaboration platform that enables web meetings and live conferences with real-time multilateral language interpretation. KUDO supports more effective and inclusive meetings by allowing people and businesses to overcome communication barriers and speak their own language. Accessible from anywhere, on any device, KUDO redefines possibilities in global communication. KUDO, Inc. is a New-York based technology startup founded and managed by language and conferencing industry insiders looking to bring people together. More info at

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