Accessibility standards and improvements

For details about accessibility conformance in Meetings and Events, see the Webex Meetings voluntary product accessibility templates.

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

Low vision support

Webex 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 keyboard shortcuts for the Meetings desktop app work with screen readers.

  • Screen readers can't read content from shared presentations, shared applications, and shared desktops.

You can manage which notifications you want to have your screen reader announce. For more information, see Manage which notifications your screen reader announces.

Keyboard shortcuts

On Windows and MacOS, you can use Tab or Shift + Tab to navigate the meeting window. You can still use the following shortcuts for faster navigation:

  • F6—Switch between the panels area and the main window.

  • Ctrl + Tab—Move between multiple open panels.


Keyboard shortcuts are available on the 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


When you mouse-over a control that has an assigned keyboard shortcut, the shortcut appears in the tool tip.

the tool tip for the Share content control.

Press

To

Ctrl + M

Mute or unmute your audio.

Ctrl + Shift + V

Start or stop your video.

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.

Ctrl + Shift + E

Expel an attendee from the meeting or event.

Ctrl + Shift + I

Show or hide the names in video.

Ctrl + Shift + F

Set the font size for the whiteboard.

Ctrl + Shift + N

Add a whiteboard page.

Ctrl + Shift + O

Clear my pointer.

Ctrl + Shift + Del

Clear all pointers.

Ctrl + Shift + R

Raise or lower your hand.

Ctrl + Shift + T

Transfer a file.

Ctrl + Del

Clear all annotations on the whiteboard.

Ctrl + Tab

Switch between tab and panel views.

You can switch between tabs in the following dialog boxes:

  • Invite and Remind.

  • Preferences.

  • Meeting Options.

  • Participant Privileges.

F6

Switch between the content area and the panels area.

Alt + Enter

Enter or exit fullscreen when sharing a document.

Ctrl + Shift + P

Show or hide nonvideo participants.

Ctrl + Shift + X

Show or hide participant videos.

Ctrl + Shift + Y

Sync the display of a page, slide, or whiteboard so everyone sees the same view.

Ctrl + Shift + H

Show or hide the menu bar.

Ctrl + K

Assign privileges to participants.

Ctrl + Shift + C

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

Ctrl + /

Open shortcut preferences.

Ctrl + 0

Fit shared content to viewer.

Ctrl + 2

Resize panels to 20%.

Ctrl + 3

Resize panels to 30%.

Ctrl + 4

Resize panels to 40%.

Ctrl + 5

Resize panels to 50%.

Ctrl + B

Share a web browser.

Ctrl + L

Leave or end the meeting/event.

Ctrl + N

Lock or unlock the meeting.

Ctrl + T

Show or hide the thumbnail sidebar.

Ctrl + Shift + U

Mute all participants.

Ctrl + Shift + L

(Hosts and cohosts only)

Lower all raised hands.

Ctrl + Shift + S

Allow all participants to share.

Ctrl + Shift + G

Admit participants from the lobby.

Ctrl + Shift + A

Toggle closed captions on or off.

Ctrl + Shift + D

Share your screen.

Ctrl + O

Browse to open and share a file.

Ctrl + Shift + B

Share a whiteboard.

Ctrl + Shift + Z

Stop sharing.

Ctrl + Shift + W

Fit shared content to width.

Ctrl + Shift + <

Rotate the page left while sharing a file.

Ctrl + Shift + >

Rotate the page right while sharing a file.

Ctrl + Shift + Alt

Show the Meeting Controls panel while sharing.

Ctrl + Shift + Q

Show or hide the meeting controls.

Ctrl + P

Print the shared document.

Esc

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

F1

Access Webex Meetings Help.

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 + +

Zoom in during sharing.

Ctrl + -

Zoom out during sharing.

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. In the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog, check the Global Shortcut box next to the shortcut.

    You can revert to a local shortcut at any time by unchecking the box.

Customize shortcut commands

If a default shortcut conflicts with a key command that you use in other applications, you can edit or delete it.

  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 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


When you mouse-over a control that has an assigned keyboard shortcut, the shortcut appears in the tool tip.

the tool tip for the Stop Video control.

Press

To

Shift + Command + M

Mute or unmute your audio.

Command + T

Transfer a file.

Tab

Switch between panel and tab view.

F6

Switch between content and tab view.

Shift + Control + F

Switch to full screen.

Shift + Command + T

Switch to thumbnails view.

Shift + Command + H

Show or hide nonvideo participants.

Shift + Command + I

Show or hide names in videos.

Control + Shift + Q

Show or hide the meeting controls.

Control + /

Open shortcut preferences.

Command + L

Leave or end the meeting or event.

Command + R

Lock or unlock the meeting or event.

Shift + Command + U

Mute everyone in the meeting.

Command + E

Expel a participant from the meeting or event.

Command + K

Assign privileges to participants.

Option + Command + K

Open the share dialog to share content.

Command + O

Share a file or video.

Option + Command + B

Share a web browser.

Command + 1

Zoom in to 100%.

Command + 2

Zoom in to 200%.

Command + 4

Zoom in to 400%.

Command + 0

Fit shared content to viewer.

Option + Command + 0

Fit shared content to width.

Shift + Command + L

Rotate the page left while sharing a file.

Shift + Command + R

Rotate the page right while sharing a file.

Shift + Command + Control + S

Show the meeting controls during sharing.

Option + Shift + Command + H

Enter clean mode while sharing.

Command + Y

Sync the display so that everyone has the same view of your shared content.

Shift + Command + O

Set the font size for the whiteboard.

Shift + Command + N

Add a whiteboard page.

Option + Command + Delete

Clear my pointers.

Option + Shift + Command + Delete

Clear all pointers.

Command + Delete

Clear all annotations on the whiteboard.

Esc

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

Control + Shift + A

Turn closed caption on or off.

Control + Shift + G

Admit participants from lobby.

Control + Shift + L

Lower all participants' hands.

Control + Shift + R

Raise or lower your hand.

Control + Shift + V

Start or stop your video.

Control + Shift + Z

Stop sharing.

Command + Shift + X

Show or hide participant videos.

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.

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. In the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog, check the Global Shortcut box next to the shortcut.

    You can revert to a local shortcut at any time by unchecking the box.

Customize shortcut commands

If a default shortcut conflicts with a key command that you use in other applications, you can edit or delete it.

  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 is a unique key combination 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: Option, Command, Shift, and one other key that's a letter, number, punctuation, or command.

  • 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.

Keyboard shortcut management is available for iPadOS on version 41.8 and later sites.

Default keyboard shortcuts

Press

To

Spacebar

Mute or unmute yourself.

Shift + V

Start or stop your video.

Command + D

Share content.

Command + P

Stop sharing.

During a meeting, you can press Command to display the list of available keyboard shortcuts.