Zoom offers several options that allow anyone to attend a meeting or webinar and listen to or read the conversation using tools that meet their needs. The options allow participants to read or listen to the speaker in other languages. Click on the hyperlinked feature titles to read more about each feature.
After enabling the appropriate setting for each option, your attendees will have the ability to do the below:
Attendees can listen to a live interpreter through a dedicated audio channel, available in different languages.
Attendees can view a dedicated window of the ASL interpreter; the window can be resized and moved by the viewer. When enabled by the host, the interpretation window is included in the recording files and can be downloaded as a separate video file.
Attendees can read a translation of the spoken language through Zoom's AI translated captions. Several languages are available to choose from.
***Requires an add-on license which can be ordered on the purchase form.
Attendees can read the language being spoken. Unlike Translated Captions, Zoom's AI is not translating spoken words in one language to captions in a different language. With Automated Captions, attendees are given the option to select the specific language they are speaking for Zoom to caption in. An attendee can choose from several language choices to match their speaking language for attendees to read during the meeting.
For example, if I am a Spanish speaker in the meeting, then I would select Spanish as my 'speaking language' in the caption setting. Whenever speaking, Zoom would caption my Spanish spoken words into Spanish captions. So, once the speaker changes their spoken language, the remaining participants' language will change to the same spoken language as the speaker.