moderated Re: Raise/Lower hand meeting control in Zoom for Windows
Here I thought it was just me having one of those moments. About a week ago, I tried the Alt Y function to raise my hand. It did not work. I thought I had signed into Zoom twice and that’s why it would not work.
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Subject: Re: Raise/Lower hand meeting control in Zoom for Windows
I couldn’t agree with you more.
If these companies are truly interested in accessibility, you would think they would check these things before releasing any updates.
In all fairness, though, I’m thankful for the accessibility that Zoom does offer, in comparison to other meeting platforms which, apparently are not as accessible.
I hope we will learn of an update that fixes the hand-raising key stroke issue soon.
One thing that I’d like too ask here, is, why don’t these companies check there updates for accessibility before they release them. To me, this should be a given practice, and not an after thought.
Hi, Larry. What's the procedure to report bugs to Zoom? I know they already know about this bug, but I might like to know for future reports.
This is supposed to be fixed with the next update.
Focus seems to be changing if you have downloaded the latest zoom update.
If you have try closing the participants window with the toggle, Alt Plus U, then reopen it with the same keystroke and try pressing Alt Plus Y again.
Zoom is aware that they broke something and they say they will fix it.
Hi, Adrian. When in Zoom, there are two windows open. With JAWS, if I do JAWS key plus T for Title, one window just says Zoom. The other says Zoom Meeting. The window which says Zoom Meeting is usually the window in which meeting controls and shortcuts are operable. Right now, however, ALT plus Y doesn't work in either window. My question is, where is the actual meeting control that sighted persons click to raise and lower the hand. I understand that it is in the Participants panel, but I don't know exactly where it is. I have looked at this panel with JAWS, and don't see the Raise/Lower hand control here.
Good morning, Bill.
What I find distracting while on a Zoom call is that the application opens more than one window. My guess is that you need to be in the right window for alt-y to work or to find the alternative you’re seeking here.
Is there an easy way to find the Raise/Lower hand meeting control in the Participants panel using Zoom Meetings client for Windows? I know that the shortcut ALT+Y can be used. But is there an easy way using JAWS to navigate to the actual meeting control? Sometimes when using ALT+Y, I hear the error sound, as if ALT+Y is not focusing on the actual meeting control.