Zoom Have New Features for People with Disabilities

 Zoom Make It Easy For Persons With Disabilities To Access 

Zoom is back with an update, which is by adding several new features.

Zoom explained the presence of the new feature, as reported by Cnet, to make virtual chat more accessible to all users.

One of its functions, such as being able to help people with disabilities bring the video of the translator closer to anyone who is sharing content so that they can see it more easily.



Zoom is said to comply with WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guide) 2.1 AA when designing and developing each feature to ensure that accessibility considerations are not only good to have, but also a requirement in Zoom’s development process.

Zoom explained, more and more technology companies are launching accessibility features because organizations and supporters point out the need for greater technology accessibility. The coronavirus pandemic has also highlighted the urgency of accommodation for people with disabilities.

 

Zoom Have New Features for People with Disabilities

Zoom Make It Easy For Persons With Disabilities To Access

A known new feature is designed to make virtual chats more accessible to all users. Now people can rearrange videos in Galley View into any order they want by clicking, dragging, and dropping.

Not only that, but the Zoom update also includes users being able to embed multiple videos during a meeting to keep the most important content in place. Hosts and co-hosts can allow up to nine people to pin multiple videos.



Zoom also launches multi-spotlight, which is similar to multi-pinning, except the video that is highlighted appears for everyone in the meeting. This feature can be useful for large meetings where the organizer wants to highlight translators and speakers for everyone.

These features join several other tools that focus on accessibility in Zoom, including closed captions, screen reader support, and keyboard shortcuts. They claim to have worked with various organizations to make it easier for people with different needs to use the platform more easily.

Now people can rearrange videos in Galley View into any order they want by clicking, dragging, and dropping.

For information, one of the initiators of accessibility on the website is the W3C or The World Wide Web Consortium is an international association that brings together consortium members, staff, and the public to work together in developing website standards. Which guides the website to be used by all people.



Website accessibility at this standard accommodates people with various types of different abilities to access the web such as auditory, cognitive, neurological, physical, speech, and visual abilities.

Besides, accessibility is also aimed not only at disabled people but also for people who use cellular devices with small screens, older people whose abilities have decreased due to age, people with “temporary disabilities” such as injured hands or missing glasses, people with situational limitations such as too bright or too noisy places, and people who don’t have a fast internet connection.

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