Re: scheduling a recurring Zoom meeting with NVDA

Sarah k Alawami

No, I'm seeing all of the fields as described, at least for now, until something changes. Did you check for updates in zoom itself as it will not auto update.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Bob Cavanaugh
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 11:08 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] scheduling a recurring Zoom meeting with NVDA

Luke, to answer your question, my friend and I were talking about this and I brought it up. I downloaded and installed the addon, while waiting for her to send me what she saw with JAWS, and it didn't make any difference.
Sarah, so you're saying you saw all of what JAWS shows within Zoom using NVDA? I've never seen it, whether on a free or paid account, across two computers. I do see the radio buttons that ask what calendar I wish to use, and I presume that if I didn't discard the invite once Outlook opened, I'd be able to schedule it as a recurring meeting with the parameters I want, but that only adds it to my Outlook calendar. If I use the mobile app on my phone, something similar happens, as the dates I want are added to my phone's calendar, but Zoom still shows as a recurring meeting meeting anytime. With this setup, the meeting invite that is copied to the clipboard and is what I usually send out doesn't show any date or time information, which basically puts me in the same situation I'm in now where I have to remember to add the date and time information in manually.

On 5/31/22, Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...> wrote:
Odd, I remember seeing this, but at the time I Had a paid account.
Maybe that's the difference?
Update: I see all of that, so maybe something corrupted in your zoom
or copy of nvda. Run the reg tool in nvda and see if that helps. I
even see "schedule from outlook" and "schedule from google. Also go to
your profile in zoom and check for updates.

Good luck.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Bob
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2022 9:40 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] scheduling a recurring Zoom meeting with NVDA

The following is from my friend with my comments. She is running JAWS
and this is what she sees as she tabs through the schedule meeting dialog.
Perhaps does a ticket need to be put in for this?
Meeting Title
Add description link I usually tab past, NVDA doesn't even see this
Choose date Select start time Select start time unit Select duration
hours minutes Select time zone, again NVDA completely skips over
Recurring check box Select recurrence type radio button
first option a specified interval
Second option something like On and then combo boxes for
first..last and then for day of the week. NVDA sees none of this.
end date another Radio button either specify a date or after combo box
occurrences again NVDA doesn't see this registration required
checkbox, again not shown by NVDA. After that is meeting ID and
security options, which NVDA reads fine.

On 5/30/22, Bob Cavanaugh via
Typically, what I will do is schedule the meeting, but when Outlook
opens my calendar, I just close it without saving that invite. If the
meeting is only one time, the date and time will be in the text of
the invite, but from what you guys are telling me and what I've seen,
that may only be the case if Zoom is authenticated with Google Calendar.
I'll have to play around with Zoom a bit more and see if I can see
upcoming one time meetings scheduled for future dates, and if that is
the case, I'll have to call her and see if she sees the meeting in
question when she opens Zoom. I'll report back either later today or

On 5/30/22, Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...> wrote:
Yep they are sure there. I had a calendar invite when I had the
free account option a while ago, maybe that has changed now?

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Bob
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2022 10:34 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] scheduling a recurring Zoom meeting with NVDA

I should say, never seen in my own meetings before.

On 5/30/22, Bob Cavanaugh via
So, there's no way to do it within Zoom itself, the scheduling has
to be done with your calendar of choice? I'll try the web
interface, as in the invite that my friend sends, there is usually
a link to a calendar invite, which I've never seen before.

On 5/30/22, Sylvie Duchateau <sduchateau@...> wrote:
Hello Bob and all,
You have two ways of scheduling a zoom meeting.
Either you use the zoom desktop application or you use the web
1. With the zoom app
You will be able to scheduling a recurring meeting but not how
often it will happen.
1. In the first tab of zoom, tab until you hear something like
schedule a new meeting.
2. Hit enter.
3. You will have to type the meeting subject. NVDA does not always
speak what you type. So you should use tab and shift+tab to update
what NVDA pronounces. May be you should select what is proposed by
default, by typing
ctrl+a, and write your own subject.
4. When you tab, you can choose the meeting date. By default, Zoom
displays today's date and time. Tab to reach the month. NVDA
announces, "month and something like rotating button". Use up and
down arrows in order to be sure that the month you want is selected.
5. Use tab again and choose the day you want with up and down arrows.
6. When you tab again, you can select the year.
7. When tabbing again you can reach the time you wish. Note that
the first zone is the actual time, you cannot modify it. Tab again
and you will hear the hours and with another tab, the minutes. You
still can use up and down arrows to select hours and minutes. NVDA
should speak what you are modifying with up and down arrows.
8. When tabbing again, you can select how long the meeting should
hour, for example. You still can modify this with up and down arrows.
does not always update what is changing so that you should use tab
shift+tab to be sure you have selected the right length.
9. Tab again until you hear recurring meeting, checkbox unchecked.
Check it with the space bar.
You will hear an alert that you should ensure that your calendar
can schedule such a meeting. Mine is linked to Outlook but you can
also link to google or any other calendar.
In my case, Outlook asked me to confirm the meeting and I can
choose if the meeting should occur every week, or month.
2. When using zoom in a browser
When you connect to Zoom, you can look for the meetings' tab and
look for your next meeting.
You also have a link to schedule a new meeting.
If you have saved it in the zoom app, you will find this meeting
on the zoom page.
You will have a heading 3 with a link to start the meeting.
You can then read the subject of the meeting then the time.
Under this you can read something like recurring.
After that you have "add to" and links to Google agenda, Outlook
calendar .ics, or yahoo calendar.
When you click on google, for example, a new window will open
asking you to connect to your Google account.
Google asks to confirm that you accept that zoom shares this
information with google.
Select "continue".
You will then find a form with your meeting, you can select the
time, the length and then you have a drop down list where you can
choose if the meeting should occur once, every day, every week,
every month, every year....
Then you can select who you want to invite to this meeting. What
the invited people may do (modify meeting, invite others ....) You
can choose when sending the notification and how (by e-mail for

Then you have to go back to find the button save and you have your
I hope this can help.
Otherwise do not hesitate to ask.

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