New Zoom Captioning Feature

University of Rochester Zoom accounts now have auto-transcription/captioning using artificial intelligence. In meetings where auto-transcription is turned on, attendees will have the option to view captions on the screen and/or view a live transcript in a side panel.


How to transcribe and caption in Zoom:

  • Meeting host must turn on the feature through Zoom’s web portal Settings.
  • Participants must use their meeting controls to show or hide captions/transcript on their screens.

Please Note:

  • Captions are not accurate enough to provide reliable access for the Deaf or hard of hearing. Real-time captioning, using a human captionist, should generally be arranged for any meetings when captioning is required for accessibility.
  • Turn off auto-transcription during meetings in which there is a human captionist assigned.
  • Live transcription is only available in English.
  • Speak clearly for best results.


Additional Resources

Take a look at Zoom Closed Captioning Instructions to enable this feature.

Visit Zoom’s Help Center for more information on closed captioning and live transcription.