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Re: Zoom has incorporated Captions #ZoomCaptions

 

Hi Cheri,
As a beta tester, what version are you on? As of 10:30 AM PT 12/7/2020, the officially released Windows version is still V5,4,3.

On Mon, Dec 7, 2020 at 10:32 AM Cheri Perazzoli WA <cheri.perazzoli@...> wrote:

Here’s what happened to me: I have a Paid Otter and a Paid Zoom.  I also requested to be a beta tester, but never garnered a reply. Lo and behold one day, I noticed the live transcribe button and presto, captions! I believe it’s been almost a month now. I’m setting all my meetings now because I can bring the captions.

~Cheri

Cheri Perazzoli


Re: Zoom has incorporated Captions #ZoomCaptions

Cheri Perazzoli WA
 

Here’s what happened to me: I have a Paid Otter and a Paid Zoom.  I also requested to be a beta tester, but never garnered a reply. Lo and behold one day, I noticed the live transcribe button and presto, captions! I believe it’s been almost a month now. I’m setting all my meetings now because I can bring the captions.

~Cheri

Cheri Perazzoli

 

 

From: HLAATech@groups.io <HLAATech@groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter via groups.io
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2020 10:15 AM
To: HLAATech@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HLAATech] Zoom has incorporated Captions #ZoomCaptions

 

All,
I am wondering if this is for those who have paid Otter.ai accounts. I just logged into our chapter account and noticed the availability of captioning generated by Otter.ai. I also know our chapter has a paid Otter.ai plan. 
It also displayed the menu that Carolyn describes. I know Carolyn experiments with various ways of getting captions into Zoom and maybe she has an Otter.ai account linked to her Zoom account. My personal Zoom account does not display the Enable Auto Transcription option. The current download listed for Zoom Client for Meetings is 5.4.3.

Zoom is working on captions within Zoom Meeting and some of us were privileged to unannounced information about the progress of this project including that rollout would be done in phases - but not defining phases. 

Carolyn, can you verify?
--
Alan Katsura
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


Re: Zoom has incorporated Captions #ZoomCaptions

Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter
 

All,
I am wondering if this is for those who have paid Otter.ai accounts. I just logged into our chapter account and noticed the availability of captioning generated by Otter.ai. I also know our chapter has a paid Otter.ai plan. 
It also displayed the menu that Carolyn describes. I know Carolyn experiments with various ways of getting captions into Zoom and maybe she has an Otter.ai account linked to her Zoom account. My personal Zoom account does not display the Enable Auto Transcription option. The current download listed for Zoom Client for Meetings is 5.4.3.

Zoom is working on captions within Zoom Meeting and some of us were privileged to unannounced information about the progress of this project including that rollout would be done in phases - but not defining phases. 

Carolyn, can you verify?
--
Alan Katsura
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


Re: Zoom has incorporated Captions #ZoomCaptions

David A Bitters Sr
 

Am I missing something/  This is not a true caption setup.  You still need to have someone to type while online.  It is not an ASR.  Am I wrong?

On Mon, Dec 7, 2020 at 12:50 AM Carolyn Odio <carolyn@...> wrote:
Wow Zoom has captions! You may have already known about this but just in case, I am passing this along. I just learned about it. 
 
Since I do not have a free account, rather I have a paid account, I do not know if the free account has this functionality. 
 
1) I am on Version 5.4.4 and here is where you update your zoom account...just in case you need to:
 
 
I just went into settings and turned it on. 
Here is what it looks like. Go ahead and try it.
 
2) Go to www.zoom.us:
Screen Shot 2020-12-06 at 8.21.16 PM.png
 
3) And then when you enter the meeting, as a host, you need to click on the CC Icon and click on: Live Transcript: Enable Auto Transcription!
 
 
Screen Shot 2020-12-06 at 8.27.15 PM.png
 
--
Carolyn J. Odio
Resident Council Rep
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org

(703) 725-8292 iPhone/Text 
Residence: 1835 Circle LN SE, Apt 425, Lacey, WA 98503
 

 

 



--
David A. Bitters


Re: Zoom has incorporated Captions #ZoomCaptions

Cheri Perazzoli WA
 

George and Carolyn,

Thanks for this update.   I am following this closely as I have been advocating with many organizations and agencies to include this option. Many groups have paid Zoom accounts, but do not have paid Otter accounts.

It’s gotten to the point that I’ve had to set up meetings just so those of us who need captions have them.

Onward!

~Cheri

 

From: HLAATech@groups.io <HLAATech@groups.io> On Behalf Of GeorgeSr Chin Sr via groups.io
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2020 8:23 AM
To: HLAATech@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HLAATech] Zoom has incorporated Captions #ZoomCaptions

 

How did you get v5.4.4? You must have a pre-release instance. Per release notes, it is due out today:

Current Release

December 7, 2020 version TBD

 

However, as of 8:15 AM PT, it is not out yet:

 

Zoom Client for Meetings

The web browser client will download automatically when you start or join your first Zoom meeting, and is also available for manual download here.

Version 5.4.3 (58891.1115)

 

 

 

 

Interestingly, this new captioning feature is not listed in the release notes:

 

Changes to existing features

·       Change to default behavior of desktop notifications for upcoming meetings
New users will have this setting enabled by default, reminding them of upcoming meetings through a desktop notification. Existing users will not be affected, keeping this setting as it currently is on their profile. This can be enabled through the Settings page in the Zoom web portal, or in the desktop client’s general settings.

New and enhanced features

·       General features

·       Partially encrypted meeting warning
Unencrypted connections, such as audio through phone dial-in, unencrypted SIP/H.323 devices, or streaming via RTMP, will alert the host and other attendees that some aspects of the meeting are not fully encrypted.

·       Additional MSI/GPO option 

·       Disable video filters - DisableVideoFilters

·       Meeting features

·       Enhanced co-host privileges over Breakout Rooms
Co-hosts have the same breakout room controls as the meeting host, such as starting or ending breakout rooms, assigning participants, etc.

·       Move participants to main session from breakout room
Hosts and co-hosts have the option to assign a participant back to the main session, rather than ending all breakout sessions.

·       Phone features

·       Enhanced notification for unknown emergency address 
For users that have enabled nomadic emergency services, we enhanced the visibility of the pop-up notification that prompts users to confirm or update their emergency address when they are in an unknown location. A user's current emergency address is also now persistently shown in the Phone tab in the client settings.

Resolved Issues

·       Resolved issue for subset of users regarding local chat transcripts saving in the incorrect location

·       Security enhancements

·       Minor bug fixes

 

 

On Sun, Dec 6, 2020 at 9:50 PM Carolyn Odio <carolyn@...> wrote:

Wow Zoom has captions! You may have already known about this but just in case, I am passing this along. I just learned about it. 

 

Since I do not have a free account, rather I have a paid account, I do not know if the free account has this functionality. 

 

1) I am on Version 5.4.4 and here is where you update your zoom account...just in case you need to:

 

 

I just went into settings and turned it on. 

Here is what it looks like. Go ahead and try it.

 

2) Go to www.zoom.us:

 

3) And then when you enter the meeting, as a host, you need to click on the CC Icon and click on: Live Transcript: Enable Auto Transcription!

 

 

 

--

Carolyn J. Odio

Resident Council Rep
Hearing Loss Group at 
www.panorama.org

(703) 725-8292 iPhone/Text 

Residence: 1835 Circle LN SE, Apt 425, Lacey, WA 98503

 

 

 


Free through 2021 Grammarly for Nonprofits #free #Grammarly

Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter
 

Grammarly has extended its free offering of Premium-level service to qualified nonprofits through 2021. Please read the eligibility requirements as there are certain requirements that not all HLAA chapters will meet, such as a qualifying email address. If you have followed the practices in Ann Thomas's "Branding and Business Tools for HLAA Leaders" Chapter Development Workshop Recording you shouldn't have any issues qualifying for the offer.

If you have met Grammarly's requirements, you can request a license here

You can compare plan features here.

I use Grammarly because I am a lazy writer and a poor typist. Whether you are composing a professional piece (grant, advocacy, etc.) or posting to social media, Grammarly can help ensure your writing is accurate. 
--
Alan Katsura
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


Re: Zoom has incorporated Captions #ZoomCaptions

 

How did you get v5.4.4? You must have a pre-release instance. Per release notes, it is due out today:
Current Release

December 7, 2020 version TBD


However, as of 8:15 AM PT, it is not out yet:

Zoom Client for Meetings

The web browser client will download automatically when you start or join your first Zoom meeting, and is also available for manual download here.
Version 5.4.3 (58891.1115)




Interestingly, this new captioning feature is not listed in the release notes:

Changes to existing features

  • Change to default behavior of desktop notifications for upcoming meetings
    New users will have this setting enabled by default, reminding them of upcoming meetings through a desktop notification. Existing users will not be affected, keeping this setting as it currently is on their profile. This can be enabled through the Settings page in the Zoom web portal, or in the desktop client’s general settings.

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Partially encrypted meeting warning
      Unencrypted connections, such as audio through phone dial-in, unencrypted SIP/H.323 devices, or streaming via RTMP, will alert the host and other attendees that some aspects of the meeting are not fully encrypted.
    • Additional MSI/GPO option 
      • Disable video filters - DisableVideoFilters
  • Meeting features
    • Enhanced co-host privileges over Breakout Rooms
      Co-hosts have the same breakout room controls as the meeting host, such as starting or ending breakout rooms, assigning participants, etc.
    • Move participants to main session from breakout room
      Hosts and co-hosts have the option to assign a participant back to the main session, rather than ending all breakout sessions.
  • Phone features
    • Enhanced notification for unknown emergency address 
      For users that have enabled nomadic emergency services, we enhanced the visibility of the pop-up notification that prompts users to confirm or update their emergency address when they are in an unknown location. A user's current emergency address is also now persistently shown in the Phone tab in the client settings.

Resolved Issues

  • Resolved issue for subset of users regarding local chat transcripts saving in the incorrect location
  • Security enhancements
  • Minor bug fixes


On Sun, Dec 6, 2020 at 9:50 PM Carolyn Odio <carolyn@...> wrote:
Wow Zoom has captions! You may have already known about this but just in case, I am passing this along. I just learned about it. 
 
Since I do not have a free account, rather I have a paid account, I do not know if the free account has this functionality. 
 
1) I am on Version 5.4.4 and here is where you update your zoom account...just in case you need to:
 
 
I just went into settings and turned it on. 
Here is what it looks like. Go ahead and try it.
 
2) Go to www.zoom.us:
Screen Shot 2020-12-06 at 8.21.16 PM.png
 
3) And then when you enter the meeting, as a host, you need to click on the CC Icon and click on: Live Transcript: Enable Auto Transcription!
 
 
Screen Shot 2020-12-06 at 8.27.15 PM.png
 
--
Carolyn J. Odio
Resident Council Rep
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org

(703) 725-8292 iPhone/Text 
Residence: 1835 Circle LN SE, Apt 425, Lacey, WA 98503
 

 

 


Zoom has incorporated Captions #ZoomCaptions

 

Wow Zoom has captions! You may have already known about this but just in case, I am passing this along. I just learned about it. 
 
Since I do not have a free account, rather I have a paid account, I do not know if the free account has this functionality. 
 
1) I am on Version 5.4.4 and here is where you update your zoom account...just in case you need to:
 
 
I just went into settings and turned it on. 
Here is what it looks like. Go ahead and try it.
 
2) Go to www.zoom.us:
Screen Shot 2020-12-06 at 8.21.16 PM.png
 
3) And then when you enter the meeting, as a host, you need to click on the CC Icon and click on: Live Transcript: Enable Auto Transcription!
 
 
Screen Shot 2020-12-06 at 8.27.15 PM.png
 
--
Carolyn J. Odio
Resident Council Rep
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org

(703) 725-8292 iPhone/Text 
Residence: 1835 Circle LN SE, Apt 425, Lacey, WA 98503
 

 

 


Re: Zoom Tip - Chat #zoom

Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter
 

You can increase/decrease the font size in the chat window when there are closed captions. From the CC icon, CC > Subtitle Settings > Accessibility > Chat Display Size. 
If there aren't closed captions, go to your video settings (use the caret next to the video camera icon) and then Accessibility.
When I started a Zoom meeting, I was able to use the Control +/- as a host. I wasn't able to do so as a co-host or participant. I am using a PC desktop with W10.
--
Alan Katsura
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


Zoom Tip - Chat #zoom

 

CHAT--Change Size of Type
I noticed that if you bring up Chat (on the Mac) you can hold down the command key and click on the plus or minus to change the size of the type. Alan brought up a good point, as this does not work on the PC. Does it work on the PC some other way? I could not make that work on an iPhone or iPad as I have no idea how to hold down a key on either device. Maybe someone else knows. Making Chat a Pop-Out also helps to enlarge the Chat screen itself. Helpful for low-vision folks!

CHAT--Save Chat
Just a reminder that you can save chat: Open Chat; Click on bottom right 3 dot menu; Save Chat. (I do not see that option on the iPhone or iPad.) I do believe that also works on the PC.
--
Carolyn J. Odio
Resident Council Rep
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org

(703) 725-8292 iPhone/Text 
Residence: 1835 Circle LN SE, Apt 425, Lacey, WA 98503
 

 

 


Re: Captions cover Mouth (iPad) Zoom Ticket #8198634 #ZoomCaptions

 


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This ticket was closed by Zoom and this is my response.

Carolyn J. Odio
Resident Council Rep
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org

(703) 725-8292 iPhone/Text 
Residence: 1835 Circle LN SE, Apt 425, Lacey, WA 98503
 

 

 


Zoom Recording Disclaimer #zoom #recordings #Disclaimers

Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter
 

Zoom Recording Disclaimers

There have been discussions about personal privacy in recorded meetings. Many meetings, including all the HLAA meetings and webinars, are recorded and posted in various manners for later viewing. I searched this group and also the HLAA Leaders group and did not find any mention of this subject. Zoom does have a feature that requires all participants to consent to be recorded or leave the meeting. For additional information, follow the link in the title. 

--
Alan Katsura
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


Re: Introduction to Google for Nonprofits Webinar #free #webinar #Google

Steve Wonnell
 

Dear Alan and all:

Alan, thanks for sharing what you know.  Just to clarify, is HLAA using the free version of Groups.io (with grandfathered calendar feature)?

I've setup a preliminary google groups group for our chapter that the steering committee has been playing around with.  Seems okay, so far.

Groups.io looks like it might be easier, and I may give that a try.

Steve



On 11/19/20 10:53 PM, Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter wrote:

Hi Steve

I'm just a volunteer moderator for this group. I do not know the history of the decision on using Groups.io. I do know the person who was probably associated with setting this up is very capable.

I'm not familiar with Google Groups so I cannot go through the advantages and disadvantages of each platform. If you are considering Google Groups because you have a G Suite for Nonprofits (formerly Google for Nonprofits) it might be nice to have as much as possible in one place for your chapter. A glance at Google Groups leads me to believe Groups.io has more features but you may not need them.

Hashtags, chat, polling, photos directory, files, databases, and Wiki are features I did not see in Google Groups. The calendar is no longer included with the free Groups.io plan. It is grandfathered into our plan. The HLAALeaders group uses the calendar feature to create a national calendar for chapter meetings. 
--
Alan Katsura
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


Re: Introduction to Google for Nonprofits Webinar #free #webinar #Google

Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter
 

Hi Steve

I'm just a volunteer moderator for this group. I do not know the history of the decision on using Groups.io. I do know the person who was probably associated with setting this up is very capable.

I'm not familiar with Google Groups so I cannot go through the advantages and disadvantages of each platform. If you are considering Google Groups because you have a G Suite for Nonprofits (formerly Google for Nonprofits) it might be nice to have as much as possible in one place for your chapter. A glance at Google Groups leads me to believe Groups.io has more features but you may not need them.

Hashtags, chat, polling, photos directory, files, databases, and Wiki are features I did not see in Google Groups. The calendar is no longer included with the free Groups.io plan. It is grandfathered into our plan. The HLAALeaders group uses the calendar feature to create a national calendar for chapter meetings. 
--
Alan Katsura
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


Re: Introduction to Google for Nonprofits Webinar #free #webinar #Google

Steve Wonnell
 

Hi Alan,

Question for you, if you have the time.

I was looking into setting up a google group for our HLAA Greater Baltimore Chapter, and I slowly came to realize that the Groups setup by HLAA National are not Google Groups, but use a different technology from a different company called groups.io.  This very email that I'm writing now is going to HLAATech at groups.io.

So, what about groups.io?

Did you look into using groups.io instead of google groups?  Should chapters be looking into Groups.io?

Thanks for any comments you might have.

Steve Wonnell

Treasurer, HLAA, Greater Baltimore Chapter



On 11/18/20 1:24 PM, Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter wrote:

I have heard that some people have problems with activating their G Suite for Nonprofits (formerly Google for Nonprofits.) Google for Nonprofits (the organization) has simplified their activation process (their statement from a recent webinar.) Here is a short video (ten minutes) to guide you through the process. 

If you are interested in acquiring G Suite for Nonprofits, Techsoup is the administrator for the program. G Suite for Nonprofits is free to qualifying organizations. For additional information about the program use this link.

https://youtu.be/73c9-_IkuDw 
https://www.techsoup.org/google-for-nonprofits 
--
Alan Katsura
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


Re: Introduction to Google for Nonprofits Webinar #free #webinar #Google

Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter
 

I have heard that some people have problems with activating their G Suite for Nonprofits (formerly Google for Nonprofits.) Google for Nonprofits (the organization) has simplified their activation process (their statement from a recent webinar.) Here is a short video (ten minutes) to guide you through the process. 

If you are interested in acquiring G Suite for Nonprofits, Techsoup is the administrator for the program. G Suite for Nonprofits is free to qualifying organizations. For additional information about the program use this link.

https://youtu.be/73c9-_IkuDw 
https://www.techsoup.org/google-for-nonprofits 
--
Alan Katsura
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


Re: Captions cover Mouth (iPad) Zoom Ticket #8198634 #ZoomCaptions

 

You are correct. I notice that too--that in this forum format you cannot double click it. I also added another screen shot example of the problem.
Here is the content of the email of Nov 10th from Michael Lampa:

Hi Carolyn,

Good day, 

I have submitted a ticket to our engineering team to have this checked.

Will let you know once we receive a response. 


Thanks
Michael

--
Carolyn J. Odio
Resident Council Rep
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org

(703) 725-8292 iPhone/Text 
Residence: 1835 Circle LN SE, Apt 425, Lacey, WA 98503
 

 

 


Re: Captions cover Mouth (iPad) Zoom Ticket #8198634 #ZoomCaptions

Julie Olson HLAA in Wisconsin/Appleton
 

Unable to enlarge and cannot read it.

 

From: HLAATech@groups.io [mailto:HLAATech@groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Odio
Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:53 AM
To: HLAATech@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HLAATech] Captions cover Mouth (iPad) Zoom Ticket #8198634 #ZoomCaptions

 

Update received from Zoom - FYI
May be able to double click to enlarge:

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Carolyn J. Odio

Resident Council Rep
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org

(703) 725-8292 iPhone/Text 

Residence: 1835 Circle LN SE, Apt 425, Lacey, WA 98503

 

 

 


Re: Captions cover Mouth (iPad) Zoom Ticket #8198634 #ZoomCaptions

 

Update received from Zoom - FYI
May be able to double click to enlarge:

--
Carolyn J. Odio
Resident Council Rep
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org

(703) 725-8292 iPhone/Text 
Residence: 1835 Circle LN SE, Apt 425, Lacey, WA 98503
 

 

 


Re: Captions cover Mouth (iPad) Zoom Ticket #8198634 #ZoomCaptions

D Brooks
 

Yes,  need an option to be able to move the caption box.  No one position is suitable at all times.  I will make a suggestion that you can open full subtitles and it will appear on one side rather at the bottoms but of course will further reduce the viewable screen of people you are trying to see.

Dan

On Fri, Nov 6, 2020 at 11:50 AM Carolyn Odio <carolyn@...> wrote:
FYI: I have submitted this ticket to Zoom. Zoom Ticket #8198634 

Here is an example of the problem: On iPad, the captions coverup the mouth:



See the series of emails to Zoom Support:
Zoom Support Email from CJO

Carolyn J. Odio
Resident Council Rep
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org

(703) 725-8292 iPhone/Text 

--
Best Always,
Dan

Daniel Brooks
HLAA New York State Association
President

HLAA Rochester Chapter 
Board Member and Past President

Healthy Living with Hearing Loss (HL2)
Co-Chair

Cell/text: 585-704-8191
HLAA NYSA Website: https://nyhearingloss.org/
HLAA Rochester Chapter Website: www.hearinglossrochester.org
HL2 Website: http://www.HL2.urmc.edu 

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