Screen reader alerts allow you to hear custom alerts using your screen reader whenever specific actions are performed in the Zoom desktop client.
This article covers:
- Screen reader installed
- Zoom desktop client for Windows or macOS, 5.2.1 or higher
Enabling or disabling screen reader alerts
- Sign in to Zoom.
- Click your profile picture then click Settings.
- Click the Accessibility tab.
- You can enable or disable the following alerts that plays when certain actions are performed. Read the points below to learn more about each alert:
Windows or macOS
- IM Chat Received: The alert will state the sender's profile name and the number of unread messages from the sender.
- Participant Has Joined/Left Meeting (Host Only): The alert will state the profile name of the participant that joined or left the meeting.
- Participant Has Joined/Left Waiting Room (Host Only): The alert will state the profile name of the participant.
- Audio Muted by Host: The alert will not state the name of the host.
- Video Stopped by Host: The alert will not state the name of the host.
- Screen Sharing Started/Stopped by a Participant: The alert will state the name of the participant starting the screen share
- Recording Permission Granted/Revoked: Play an alert when the host or co-host grants or revokes your ability to start a local recording.
- Public In-Meeting Chat Received
- Private In-Meeting Chat Received
- In-meeting File Upload Completed
- Closed Captioning Is Available
- Host privilege granted/revoked: If you're the host and granted someone else host privilege, the alert will state the name of the new host.
- Co-host privilege granted/revoked: The alert will not state the name of the host that granted or revoked co-host privilege.
- Remote control permission granted/revoked
- Participant has raised/lowered hand (Host only)
- Livestream started/stopped
- Q&A question received
- Q&A answer received
- Role changed to panelist
- Role changed to attendee
Using screen reader alerts
Make sure your screen reader is turned on before you use Zoom. When when one of the above actions is performed, your screen reader will play the alert preceded by the word "alert".