Instructions for Zoom Live Captions

On the left, there is a heading for Closed Captioning. The text below reads “Allow the host to type closed captions or assign a participant/third party device to add closed captions.” The toggle to the right is in the ON position. The checkbox for “Enable live transcription service to show transcript on the side panel in-meeting” is checked.
Screenshot of the Zoom settings, Closed Captioning section
This figure contains several buttons (from left to right): Chat, Share Screen (font color in green), Record, Live Transcript, and Breakout Rooms.
Screenshot of the Zoom Control Panel
This figure first shows two buttons under “Assign someone to type”: “Assign a participant to type” and “I will type.” It then shows a button “Copy the API token” under “Use a 3rd party CC service.” At the bottom, it has a button called “Enable Auto-Transcription” under Live Transcript.
Screenshot of the Live Transcript options
At the bottom, this figure shows three buttons: Live Transcript, Breakout Rooms, and Reactions. The top right arrow of Live Transcript is selected, and it further shows three buttons: Hide Subtitle, Close Full Transcript, and Subtitle Settings.
Screenshot of additional functions of Live Transcript
This figure shows an interface of Zoom Settings. At the left tabs, there are “General,” “Video,” “Audio,” “Share Screen,” “Chat,” “Background & Filters,” “Recording,” “Profile,” “Statistics,” “Feedback,” “Keyboard Shortcuts,” and “Accessibility.” The tab of “Accessibility” is selected. The right side shows Closed Caption at the top with three levels (normal, medium, large) of font sizes that could be selected. Then it shows Chat Display Size and Screen Reader Alerts.
Screenshot of the Settings interface



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Franklin Mingzhe Li

Franklin Mingzhe Li

Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University | HCI researcher | A11y | Ubicomp | Former Intern @Apple | #UofT | Cook Since Six