Zoom: Using an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter in your meeting or webinar / A Quick Start Guide for UVA

  1. If you receive a request for an ASL interpreter from an audience member, contact the Student Disability Access Center (SDAC) to coordinate an interpreter for your Zoom session/webinar. SDAC may also contact you directly to let you know that someone in your session will be using an ASL interpreter as an accommodation.
  2. For a typical Zoom session/meeting, invite the interpreter just as you would any other participant. A person relying on ASL interpretation has the option to assure the interpreter is always visible. The viewer will “pin the video” so it is always visible to them. It does not affect a recording or what other viewers will see.
    • ZOOM WEBINAR NOTE: When using an interpreter for a webinar rather than a session, they will need to be added as a panelist and be visible for the entirety of the event.
  3. You may be asked to use an ASL interpreter in addition to providing live captions. That is a valid accommodation request. Follow additional guidance for providing the live captioning service.