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Google Meet accessibility

Users with disabilities can participate in Google Meet video meetings using accessibility features in Meet, Chrome Browser, and Google meeting room hardware.

Accessibility features

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  • Live captions—Display captions of the person speaking so that participants who are deaf or hard-of-hearing can follow what’s said in video meetings. If you record a video meeting, captions are not recorded and don't appear when you play the recording.
    See: Use captions in a video meeting
  • Screen readers and magnifiers—Blind and low-vision users can use the built-in screen reader, full-page zoom, high-contrast color, and accessibility extensions in Chrome Browser.
    See: Google accessibility products and features
  • Keyboard shortcutsUsers can control the camera and microphone and open accessibility features using the keyboard. 
    See: Google Workspace keyboard shortcuts
  • Google meeting room hardware—Hard-of-hearing and low-vision users can use spoken feedback and live captions on Google meet hardware and Chromebox and Chromebase for meetings.
    See: Google meeting room hardware accessibility
  • Push to talk—To unmute yourself, press and hold the spacebar. To mute again, release the spacebar.
    • This feature is off by default in your audio settings and may not work for Windows users who use their screen reader. In this situation, the spacebar performs a different action.

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