Closed captions will be accessible on Zoom. The video conferencing app has announced it’s working towards making automatic closed captioning open to most of its users by nov 2021. Currently, the built-in AI-powered feature is locked behind a paywall and will only be accessed by paid members – a Zoom subscription costs at the very least $150 per year per license. Everyone else must provide their very own captions by typing them up or utilizing a third-party service.
In order to help free members looking for live transcriptions, such as for example people that have hearing loss, Zoom is accepting automatic closed captioning requests before fall once the feature is performed rolling out. Interested users, must complete an application, that includes a remember that says:
“This form is supposed for users that want Live Transcription to be able to better take part in Zoom meetings. If you’re not such dependence on the Live Transcription feature, we advise that you please wait until Fall 2021, once the feature can be designed for all free Zoom users.”
In line with the company’s closed captioning FAQs, the feature could be enabled by way of a host, and all participants can view the transcription. However, it only supports English at this time, and as with any live transcription tool, users must speak clearly or it’s bound to create mistakes.