Accessibility Standards and Improvements

For details about accessibility conformance in Webex Meetings and Webex Events, see the Webex Meetings Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates.

For more info about the accessibility improvements we're making to Webex services, see the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite Accessibility Improvements.

Low Vision Support

Webex Meetings has limited support for low vision accessibility features that apply across our desktop and web apps.

  • The application supports the high contrast scheme of the Windows OS.

  • The application supports the zoom functionality of the OS.

Screen Reader Support

We test Webex Meetings to ensure compatibility with the latest version of the Freedom Scientific JAWS screen reader.

  • All the keyboard shortcuts on Webex Meetings desktop app, listed in the Keyboard Navigation section, work with screen readers.

  • Screen readers are unable to read content from shared presentations, shared applications, and shared desktops.

Keyboard Shortcuts

You can use Tab to navigate the meeting window, or use keyboard shortcuts to move quickly to a specific section.


Keyboard shortcuts are available on the Webex Meetings desktop app, but not the web app. The web app has limited accessibility feature support that applies only to the Low Vision Support section.


Keyboard shortcuts management is available on version 41.2 and later sites.

Default Keyboard Shortcuts

Press

To

Ctrl + 4

Resize Panels to 20%.

Ctrl + 3

Resize Panels to 30%.

Ctrl + 2

Resize Panels to 40%.

Ctrl + 1

Resize Panels to 50%.

Ctrl + Shift + R

Raise or lower your hand.

Ctrl + Shift + L

Lower all raised hands (hosts and cohosts only).

Ctrl + Shift + T

Transfer a file.

Ctrl + E

Open shortcuts preferences.

Alt + Enter

Enter or exit fullscreen when sharing a document.

Ctrl + Shift + H

Show or hide the menu bar.

Ctrl + Shift + C

Turn on or off screen reader notifications for new chat messages.

Ctrl + Shift + V

Start or stop your video.

Ctrl + Shift + P

Show or hide nonvideo participants.

Ctrl + Shift + B

Share a whiteboard.

Ctrl + P

Print the shared document.

Ctrl + Shift + Q

Show or hide the meeting controls.

Esc

Cancel an action, or close an active window, menu, panel, or notification when in full-screen sharing mode.

F1

Access Webex Meetings Help.

F6

Switch between the content area and the panels area.

Ctrl + Tab

  • Switch between panel views.

  • Switch between tabs in the following dialog boxes:

    • Invite and Remind.

    • Preferences.

    • Meeting Options.

    • Participant Privileges.

Shift + F10

  • Use right-click menus in the following panels and elements:

    • Participants panel.

    • Chat panel.

    • Notes panel (Webex Meetings).

    • Q & A panel (Webex Events).

    • Closed Captions panel.

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    • File Transfer window.

    • Shared whiteboard and file tabs.

  • Work with the participant list.

  • Copy text from the Chat panel.

PgUp

During file sharing, return to the previous slide.

PgDn

During file sharing, advance to the next slide.

Alt + F4

Close any dialog box.

Ctrl + A

Copy text from the Chat panel.

Ctrl + Shift + Alt

Show the Meeting Controls panel while sharing.

Ctrl + L

Leave or end the meeting/event.

Ctrl + M

Mute or unmute your audio.

Ctrl + Shift + M

Turn music mode on or off.

Ctrl + Shift + S

Allow all participants to share.

Ctrl + K

Assign privileges to participants.

Ctrl + Shift + <

Rotate the page left while sharing a file.

Ctrl + Shift + >

Rotate the page right while sharing a file.

Ctrl + +

Zoom in during sharing.

Ctrl + -

Zoom out during sharing.

Ctrl + Shift + W

Adjust the page size to fit the viewer during sharing.

Ctrl + Shift + Y

Synchronize the display of a shared content for all participants with the display in your view.

Ctrl + Shift + D

Share your screen.

Ctrl + Shift + A

Share an application.

Ctrl + Shift + O

Share a file or video.

Ctrl + Shift + N

Share a whiteboard.

Ctrl + O

Browse to open and share a file.

Ctrl + W

Close a shared file or whiteboard.

Ctrl + Z

Undo the last action.

Ctrl + Y

Redo the last action.

Make Global Shortcuts

Turn a shortcut into a global shortcut so that you can still use it when the meetings or events application isn't in focus.

  1. During a meeting, go to Help > Keyboard Shortcuts.

  2. Make any shortcut globally accessible by checking the Global Shortcut box next to it. You can revert to a local shortcut at any time by unchecking the box.

Customize Shortcut Commands

If any of our default shortcuts conflict with key commands you use in other applications, you can edit or delete them.

  1. During a meeting, go to Help > Keyboard Shortcuts.

  2. Click on a key command to edit or delete the shortcut.

    • To edit the shortcut, simultaneously press the keys for the new command. Webex automatically saves your changes.

    • To delete the shortcut, click on the X next to the key combination. When cleared, the key command will read Not Set. Press Enter to save.

Shortcut Requirements and Limitations:

  • A valid shortcut must be a unique key combination that is not already used to define another shortcut within the application.

  • Shortcuts can contain up to four keys per command.

  • You can combine any of the following keys once per command: Alt, Ctrl, Shift, and one other key that's a letter, number, punctuation, or command.

  • The keyboard shortcut feature doesn't support certain special keys, like PrtSc, so you can't include them in a command.

  • Some default keyboard shortcuts, such as F6 or Ctrl Tab, aren’t customizable. All shortcuts that you can edit or delete are available in the Keyboard Shortcuts preferences.

Restore Default Shortcuts

To restore the default shortcut settings, click Restore Defaults in Keyboard Shortcuts preferences. You can't selectively restore default shortcuts.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows

Keyboard shortcuts management is available for Mac on version 41.7 and later sites.

Default Keyboard Shortcuts

Press

To

Esc

Cancel an action, or close an active window, menu, panel, or notification in full-screen sharing mode.

Command + R

Lock the meeting or event.

Command + Shift + M

Mute or unmute your audio.

Command + Shift + U

Mute everyone in the meeting.

Command + K

Assign privileges to participants.

Command + Shift + L

Rotate the page left while sharing a file.

Command + Shift + R

Rotate the page right while sharing a file.

Command + >

Zoom in during sharing.

Command + <

Zoom out during sharing.

Command + Option + 0

Adjust the page size to the available width.

Command + 0

Adjust the page size to fit the viewer during sharing.

Command + Y

Synchronize the display of a shared content for all participants with the display in your view.

Option + Command + K

Open share dialog.

Option + Command + B

Share a web browser.

Command + O

Browse to open and share a file.

Command + W

Close a shared file or whiteboard.

Command + Shift + N

Add page while sharing a file.

Command + Z

Undo the last action.

Command + Shift + Z

Redo the last action.

Command + ,

Open preferences.

Command + L

End the meeting or event.

F6 or Shift + F6

Switch between the main video or sharing area and the panels, or move between the panels.

Control + Shift + Q

Show or hide the meeting controls.

Tab or Shift + Tab

Switch between the visible buttons in the following panels:

  • Participants panel

  • Chat panel

  • Notes panel (Webex Meetings)

  • Closed Captions panel

  • Multimedia Viewer panel

  • Q & A panel (Webex Events)

  • Polling panel

Make Global Shortcuts

Turn a shortcut into a global shortcut so that you can still use it when the meetings or events application isn’t in focus.

  1. During a meeting, go to Help > Keyboard Shortcuts.

  2. Make any shortcut globally accessible by checking the Global Shortcut box next to it. You can revert to a local shortcut at any time by unchecking the box.

Customize Shortcut Commands

If any of our default shortcuts conflict with key commands you use in other applications, you can edit or delete them.

  1. During a meeting, go to Help > Keyboard Shortcuts.

  2. Click on a key command to edit or delete the shortcut.

    • To edit the shortcut, simultaneously press the keys for the new command. Webex automatically saves your changes.

    • To delete the shortcut, click on the X next to the key combination. When cleared, the key command reads Not Set. Press Enter to save.

Shortcut Requirements and Limitations:

  • A valid shortcut must be a unique key combination that isn’t already being used to define another shortcut within the application.

  • Shortcuts can contain up to four keys per command.

  • You can combine any of the following keys once per command: Alt, Ctrl, Shift, and one other key that's a letter, number, punctuation, or command.

  • The keyboard shortcut feature doesn't support certain special keys, like PrtSc, so you can't include them in a command.

  • Some default keyboard shortcuts, such as F6 or Ctrl Tab, aren’t customizable. All shortcuts that you can edit or delete are available in the Keyboard Shortcuts preferences.

Restore Default Shortcuts

You can restore the default shortcut settings by clicking Restore Defaults in Keyboard Shortcuts preferences. You can't selectively restore default shortcuts.

Keyboard Shortcuts dialogue for Mac.