Live Transcripts Now Available in Zoom

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As of Friday, Feb. 12, Zoom added a live transcript feature, as well as an audio transcript generation feature for recorded meetings and webinars.

“Live transcription benefits a diverse group of individuals in our campus community, including those with disabilities, students with English as a second language and non-traditional learners, among others,” says Leigh Culley, director of Disability Resources and Services. “Transcription improves comprehension and enhances the learning process, allowing students to fully engage in the learning environment. This is an exciting development as we continue to navigate remote learning.”

Hosts can turn on live transcript functionality by clicking the “Enable Auto-Transcription” button in the meeting controls. Participants will then see the captions at the bottom of their video screen.

Learn more about the new functionality from Pitt IT.