i find this to be a hit or miss. some times when i enter dash im sent into mute and silent mode and some times im allowed to speak when i do this.
personally i do not want to be sent to afk mode when i am using my dash, this ruins work flow. many times when i am using dash i am getting navigated by another user to a site or getting information to search. when i am sent to afk mode i am no longer allowed to communicate and this is a issue.
also when i am talking to a person and i am using my dash my conversation is cut and the person thinks i have just chose to ignore them and are felt disrespected.
this would be nice if when a user uses their virtual dash we are not sent to afk mode.