Re: scheduling a recurring Zoom meeting with NVDA

Sarah k Alawami

I'm not actually sure. I can schedule it with google and the last time I tried, I could choose a time. This now looks to be the same.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Bob Cavanaugh
Sent: Thursday, June 2, 2022 10:24 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] scheduling a recurring Zoom meeting with NVDA

You said you could see all the fields in Zoom with NVDA. What does Zoom give you for calendar options? It gives me Outlook, Google, and Other, but even on other it won't allow me to choose the time. My friend said she set hers up directly with her Google account, and she isn't even asked about which calendar she wants to use.

On 6/1/22, Bob Cavanaugh via <cavbob1993@...> wrote:
Update, Com registration fix didn't help at all.

On 5/31/22, Bob Cavanaugh via
I've gotten auto updates from Zoom, I got one about three weeks ago.
I'll try com registration fix as well, maybe that will help. I've
never used that before. One other oddity, I tried the same thing
using Narrator and it didn't see the mentioned fields either, acted
the same as NVDA.

On 5/31/22, Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...> wrote:
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
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 tomorrow.

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
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 last.
hour, for example. You still can modify this with up and down
does not always update what is changing so that you should use
tab and
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 meeting.
I hope this can help.
Otherwise do not hesitate to ask.

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