The Complete Guide to 3rd Party Closed Captioning

The Complete Guide to 3rd Party Closed Captioning ...

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Do you need to add closed captioning to your Zoom meetings? We can help you! We will walk you through the process of adding closed captioning to your Zoom meetings. We will provide information on the different types of closed captioning that are available.

The first thing you need to do is select which type of closed captioning you wish to use. There are two main types of closed captioning: automatic and manual:

Closed captioning in an automatic fashion

Automatic closed captioning is a popular feature in movies, but Zoom is a digital accessibility feature that allows for deaf or hard of hearing users to have real-time captioning. When enabled, the feature will automatically translate spoken words into text, which can then be displayed on the screen.

The clarity of the audio will vary, but Zoom closed captions can also be used manually, which allows users to view their transcripts in real-time.

This can be beneficial for those who desire greater control over the quality of the captioning or in situations where automatic transcription is not available. Both automatic and manual captioning are available for all participants in a meeting, whether they are using the Zoom desktop app or the web interface.

Closed Captioning (3rd Party) by Manual

Closed captioning requires a human transcriber to type out the captions for your meeting, and allows the host or a designated participant to type out the captions while the meeting is underway.

This option is available in any language and is more accurate than manual captioning, but requires someone to serve as the captioner during the meeting. Select Settings from the menu, then click Accessibility. Under the Captions section, select Manual.

During the meeting, you will be able to type out captions. Make sure you designate someone to do this ahead of time if you want captions to be available from the start of the meeting.

Is Third Party Closed Captioning Reliable?

The answer is yes, but it all depends on the quality of your internet connection and the speed of the captioner. We have found that using a professional captioning service is the most reliable method to get accurate captions for your Zoom meetings.

Which Type Should You Use?

If you want to use automatic closed captioning, you will need to create a Zoom account with a paid subscription. Once you have done this, you can enable the closed captioning feature in your account settings. After that, all of your future meetings will be automatically captioned.

If you want to use manual closed captioning, you will need to find a transcription company that does this. There are many different services available, so be sure to shop around and find one that fits your needs. After that, they will transcribe your meetings for you.

Can You Use Zoom Audio Description?

Yes! Audio description is a type of closed captioning that provides descriptive narration of the happenings on the screen. This may be helpful for people who are blind or have poor vision. Select Accessibility from the menu and select Audio Description.

If you want an audio description of what is happening on the screen from the start of the meeting, you will need to designate someone to do it ahead of time.

Do I have to do anything special to use closed captioning on Zoom?

No, you need to set up a paid Zoom account and enable the closed captioning feature in your settings. After that, all of your future meetings will be automatically captioned. If you prefer manual captioning, youll only need to make sure that you have given them access to your Zoom account.

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