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Webex Meetings

Contact the Accessible Media Coordinator

Robert Starr
Accessible Media Coordinator

Assistive Technology Initiative
MS: 6A11
Voice: 703-993-5644
Fax: 703-993-4743
rstarr@gmu.edu

Contact the IT Accessibility Coordinator

Kristine Neuber
IT Accessibility Coordinator

Assistive Technology Initiative
MS: 6A11
Voice: 703-993-9815
Fax: 703-993-4743
kneuber@gmu.edu

Have Assistive Technology Questions? Contact Us!

Jackie Servello
Assistive Technology Specialist

Assistive Technology Initiative
MS: 6A11
Voice: 703-993-4329
Fax: 703-993-4743
jservell@gmu.edu

Have questions? Contact the ATI:

Assistive Technology Initiative
MS: 6A11
Voice: 703-993-4329
Fax: 703-993-4743
ati@gmu.edu

Webex Meetings* is a web conferencing tool that may be used for meetings and collaboration Webex Meetings allows you to meet face-to-face using video conferencing; share your desktop, documents, or individual applications with everyone in class.  It also provides an accessible platform for students with disabilities.

Webex Events and Meetings Accessibility FAQs

Support for keyboard navigation?

Yes. See Accessibility Features in Webex Meetings and Webex Events*.
Support for screen reader users?

Yes. Screen readers support all of keyboard shortcuts listed in the Webex Meetings Keyboard Navigation* section. Jaws 2018 or later is recommended. Screen readers are unable, however, to read content from shared presentations, shared applications, and shared desktops.

Additional guidance for screen reader users below:

Webex Tips for Students using JAWS or NVDA (PDF)
Webex Tips for Students using JAWS or NVDA (Word)
Webex Web App Accessibility Features*
 
Support for live captioning?

Webex allows you to assign an individual in the session to handle the closed captions or use of a third-party service for live captioning. Live captioning services may be scheduled through Disability Services Live Caption Request Form*.

Option #1: Enabling captions in Webex using the Closed Captions Panel

Webex Meetings allows the host to assign a Closed Captionist* role to one of the participants. This allows the participant to type captions directly into the Closed Captions Panel for other participants to see. Unfortunately, the Closed Captions Panel in is limited in that the captioner must continually press the Enter key or click the Publish button in order for attendees to see the captions. It is recommended that live captions are streamed through the Multimedia Viewer Panel using a third-party service.

Option #2: Stream captions using the Multimedia ViewerPanel (RECOMMENDED)