Zoom Accessibility Features and Guidelines
Turn on Closed Captions
- In a Zoom meeting/webinar you are hosting, click the Closed Caption/Transcript button
- Select one of the following options:
- Enable Auto-Transcription: Allows the system to provide live transcription. Participants will be notified that this service is turned on.
- Assign a Participant to Type: Assigns a participant to type closed captions during the meeting,
- I will type: Opens the closed captioning window for you to manually type the closed captions
- Copy the API Token: If using a third party closed captioning service, this allows you to copy the URL to integrate the service with the meeting.
Enable “Always Show Meeting Controls”
- Select the “Home” tab.
- Select the Settings “gear” icon and a pop-up window will open.
- Select “View Advanced Features” (Windows) or “View Advanced Settings” (Mac). The Zoom website will open. Login if prompted. The “Meeting Settings” page will open.
- Navigate to the “In Meeting (Basics)” section of the Meeting Settings page.
- Enable “Always show meeting control toolbar.”
Enable the “Mute Participants Upon Entry” Feature
In your meeting settings, select the “Mute participants upon entry” checkbox (located under Meeting Options when scheduling a session). Participants will have to unmute their mics to participate. This feature will ensure less disruptions at the start of a meeting or webinar.
- Record your Zoom session
- Communicate Keyboard Shortcuts ahead of time
- Describe images and other visual content that is being displayed
- Provide instructions on how participants can ask questions such as using non-verbal feedback like raising their hand via the Zoom console
- Send any resource links you post in Chat via email as well
- Limit use of Zoom polling and other outside software (Kahoot, etc)
- If using the Whiteboard feature, describe what you are annotating