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Zoom at Penn State is a web conference tool licensed at Penn State. Zoom is accessible for many audiences as described below. Additional information can be found at the Zoom accessibility page.

Link with Kaltura

Note: Recorded Zoom files are now linked to the Penn State Kaltura service. Additional video editing options are available through that service.


Zoom recordings are saved in the MP4 video format. These can be captioned and posted in a number of locations. Additional information about caption options, including live captions, can be found on the Zoom accessibility page.

Automatic Transcriptions

The option to include automatic transcriptions in Zoom Cloud Recordings is available for Penn State Zoom accounts.
Note: This option is available only with the Cloud Recording option.

Enable Transcript Option

To enable this option

  1. Log in into the Zoom at Penn State page with your Penn State Access Account and ID yo view your Zoom profile.
  2. Click the Settings link in the left menu.
  3. Click the Recording tab on the top of the Settings screen.
  4. Make sure the Cloud recording option is checked.
  5. Check the option for Audio Transcript beneath the Advanced cloud recording settings. Future recordings in rooms that your account owns will include a transcript.

See the Zoom Using audio transcription for cloud recordings documentation for details.

Edit and Display Transcript

Note: If transcripts will be posted or converted to caption files, it is strongly recommended that they be proofed for content errors.

The following options are available to edit and display a transcript


Keyboard Shortcuts

Zoom has a list of keyboard shortcuts posted on its web site.

Users on a Screen Reader

Screen reader users with visual impairments report being able to use most Zoom functions. Note that some users may prefer the Zoom iphone app.


Students or instructors who need to report an accessibility concern can send them to

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