Virtual Instruction: Zoom Video Conferencing Platform

Zoom is a leader in accessible video and audio conferencing. With school closures, educators are turning to Zoom as a means to provide virtual instruction.

Zoom has removed the 40 minute time limit for schools in Japan, Italy and US affected by the coronavirus. Students or teachers who fill out an online form using their school email address which are then verified by Zoom. Free basic Zoom accounts are also available by request in many other countries impacted by the coronavirus.

Zoom with JAWS

Dr. Denise Robinson created the following training video on how to access the Zoom platform using keyboard commands.

Zoom Keyboard Shortcuts

Zoom's Help Center lists keyboard shortcuts fro the Zoom Platform organized by Windows, Mac, Linux, and iPad.

Access Zoom's website here.

Hot Keys and Keyboard Shortcuts for Zoom PDF

Connecting a BrailleNote Touch Plus to Zoom

Anna Lee Ackley and Byron Grosselfinger created step-by-step instructions on how to connect a BrailleNote Touch Plus via Zoom meeting. (These directions were first shared on the Teachers of Blind and Visually Impaired/O&M Specialists Facebook page.)


Posted by Diane BraunerMar 27, 2020

Zoom post updated to include Hot Keys and Keyboard Shortcuts for Zoom PDF.

Posted by howardktApr 02, 2020

Is Zoom suitable for a child that doesn't know how to use the keyboard yet?


Posted by howardktApr 02, 2020

Great video on how to use Zoom with Jaws. my students do not have Jaws and only one ever responds to my Zoom invitations. How do I get a certificate for showing that I attending this video session? I need it as proof for my school district.

Thank you!


Posted by Diane BraunerApr 02, 2020

Zoom can be used on any device. Does your child have access to a tablet or smart phone? If so, he/she can touch the screen or use basic gestures. Zoom is accessible with or without a screen reader. If your child is young (or not experienced with tech), then having an adult or even an older sibling assist as needed the first few times would certainly be ideal.

FYI: I responded privately to your second question.