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Zoom Captions

With all ASU courses, meetings, and other events moving to Zoom, it's imperative we try to make live online events as accessible as possible. Below, we've gathered some tips and tricks for you to make your next Zoom meeting more inclusive.

Automatically transcribe Zoom cloud recordings

See instructions from Zoom on how to automatically transcribe/caption recordings of meetings and webinars that you've saved to the cloud.

Real-time captioning hacks with PowerPoint 365 and Zoom

1. Teaching on Zoom: Automatic Subtitle Captions on a Whiteboard: A clever hack by Ted Pavlic on sharing your screen, creating accessible captions in real-time, and annotating a whiteboard or presentation at the same time.

2. Use PowerPoint real-time subtitles anywhere: You can use PowerPoint subtitles/captions anytime you share your screen.

  1. Enable real-time subtitles/captions in Office 365 PowerPoint.
  2. Open a blank PowerPoint presentation with subtitles enabled.
  3. Position a second browser or software window over the PowerPoint window, adjusting it so that the PowerPoint captions are still visible.
    PowerPoint presentation overlaid with a second window

  4. Share your screen in Zoom. As you work in the top window, PowerPoint will continue to display real-time captions of your voice in the bottom window.