New to Zoom? Require the Live Transcript?

Zoom is a popular webinar application used worldwide, compatible with Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android, and Linux. a computer, tablet, or smartphone with speaker or headphones.

You will receive an email from the NADP Office. The notification will include a link to join the webinar via computer. This is personal to you and should not be shared. It will also include the 9-digit (usually) Meeting ID.

Five minutes before the start time of your meeting, click on the link in your invitation to join via computer.

After you click the link, you will be taken to the Zoom website. If you don’t already have Zoom on your system, you will be asked to download the Zoom application. There will be a link on the screen allowing you to do this, depending on what sort of device you are connecting from.

You may also join a meeting without clicking on the invitation link by going to on any browser and entering the Meeting ID provided by the NADP Office.

Once the application has downloaded, you can click the “Join” link again to start the webinar. You have an opportunity to test your audio at this point by clicking on ‘Test Computer Audio’. Once you are satisfied that your audio works, click on ‘Join audio by computer’.

When you join the webinar, your camera and microphone will be switched off automatically. You will not be able to ‘unmute’ yourself.

For the webinars you can use the ‘Q&A’ feature to ask a question, which will be sent to the panel to read out. If we do not have the time to ask your question during the session, please be assured that all questions raised will be recorded and we will follow up post-event.

All the live events will be recorded and made available on the NADP website as soon as possible after the webinar.

Using the icons in the lower left corner of the Zoom screen, you can:

  • View Participant list – opens a pop-out screen
  • Change your screen name that is seen in the participant list and video window

More information about Zoom accessibility can be found here:

A list of keyboard controls can be found here:


For week 1 we used to obtain live captions. Meeting participants could open a live interactive transcript directly from Zoom to follow along and scroll back to read at their own pace.

Weeks 2-5 used Verbit which is a live captioner online with us who made the captions available through the CC button. Many thanks to Microlink for sponsoring this for us.

Weeks 6-9 used Caption.Ed – a brand new software produced in collaboration with UK universities to support some of the many challenges posed by captioning lectures, seminars and online meetings. Caption.Ed is actually a piece of software, which provides on-demand, highly accurate, instantaneous captions for any online media whether live or pre-recorded. Caption.Ed also focuses on specialist terminology to provide unrivaled accuracy.

The team at Caption.Ed have offered a free licence to Caption.Ed to any attendee so please contact to access this. 

Week 10 will use the respeaking captioners from AI Media who have supported us so well over previous conferences.

We would really welcome your feedback for all the forms of captioning that we have used over this conference so that we can make decisions for the most appropriate service in the future. Please contact with your comments.