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Closed captions or live transcript


I am a Deaf Host and wondering how to be sure the closed captions will allow ME to see them when enabled.

Has anyone had experience with seeing the captions or live transcript yourself when you are the host? Everything I read on here says it's for participants, but doesn't actually specify that the host can view captions as well in a participant capacity. 


I'm hosting a few workshops and have taught virtually before, but had avoided Zoom because their functionality wasn't as good. Now they have the live transcript more readily available, but I don't know how that looks from a host perspective. There's a slight delay as a participant, but it's good otherwise.



Community Champion | Customer
Community Champion | Customer

Welcome to the Zoom Community, @HPD.

Everyone has access to see the captions over there enabled – even Hosts. 👍


The terminology of Zoom can be confusing. When does “participants” include hosts and cohosts?  I have my own terminology that I try to use consistently – but not everyone thinks this way: participant refers to everyone you see in the Participant’s window; I like to refer to participants that are not hosts as Attendees. 

Ray - / aka "Old Desert Lizard"
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Thanks alot! I was wondering how that looked/worked.