Support Solutions

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Panopto Support page for Accessibility Features


Panopto offers accessibility features that allows users to easily navigate and read the Panopto web interface. The web interface supports screen readers for all available creator and viewer interfaces. The web interface also support keyboard access, allowing you to use the tab key to access all available functions. All sessions fully support adding and displaying captions.


  • Creator or Admin access to Panopto

Screen Reader Support

Here are the screen readers that we regularly test with:

  • JAWS
  • NVDA
  • VoiceOver for Mac

Keyboard Access

All of the functionalities and links in the web interface are accessible by using the tab key. The tab key will move from function to function and you can hit enter to use that function. A few of these functions are highlighted below, but every function is accessible.

Keyboard Access

Viewer Captions

The Panopto viewer will display captions for the session when available. The caption will show in two places. The first is under the Primary Video in the Captions tab. The caption that is currently being spoken will be highlighted in grey.

Primary Video Captions

The second is either overlaid on the secondary video or docked directly under.

Overlaid Captions on Second Video


Overlaid Panopto Captions

Shortcut Keys

The new viewer allows you to use shortcut keys to control the player:

  • Spacebar – Pause/Play the session
  • Left/Right arrow keys – skip 5 seconds backward or forwards
  • Up/Down arrow keys – adjust volume up or down
  • The M key – mutes and unmutes the recording

Embedded Player Captions

When captions are available for a session they will also be displayed on the embedded video player. When you embed a video with captions, the captions will overlay the video as shown below. You can see how to embed videos here.

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