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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.
We recommend that you turn off noise cancellation in Meet if you use an electrolarynx. Accessibility improvements are in progress in Meet. Learn how to turn off noise cancellation.

Accessibility features


  • Live captions: Display captions of the person speaking so that participants who are deaf or hard-of-hearing can follow what's being said in video meetings. If you record a video meeting, captions aren't 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 colour 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 space bar performs a different action.
  • Remove video distractions— Turn off the video feed from other participants. You can focus your meeting view to just the presenter or hide participants with video feeds that you find distracting. Other participants aren't notified or do not experience any changes on their feeds.

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