Zoom commits to making its platform more accessible

Zoom says it is enhancing its service in order to be more accessible to users with disabilities.

The video conferencing platform that’s become ubiquitous as the COVID-19 pandemic has kept people from meeting in person said it will add automatic closed captioning to its free accounts.

The functionality, which will be called “Live Transcription,” is expected to be available to all users this fall, according to Jen Hill, product marketing manager at Zoom.

Accessibility Settings

Customise the font size of chat and closed captioning in the accessibility settings. Or, if you use Zoom with a screen reader, focus on what you hear with granular control over screen reader alerts.

Keyboard Accessibility

Easily manage all major workflows with just your keyboard. Zoom also supports Keyboard Shortcuts to navigate features.

Screen Reader Support

Use Zoom without a screen. Zoom follows the latest accessibility standards to ensure that the product is fully accessible to the latest screen readers.

Automatic Transcripts

Transcripts are automatically generated and synchronised to make it easy to search and review meetings recorded in the cloud.

Third Party Captioning

Never miss a word with closed captioning. Zoom integrates seamlessly with 3rd-party closed captioning providers through the Closed Captioning REST API.

Rearrange videos

Create your own custom gallery view by clicking and dragging videos to a different position.

Multi-spotlight and multi-pinning

The host can spotlight the interpreter and speaker videos so everyone sees them, no matter who is speaking. Or you can pin multiple videos for your own custom view.

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