Simultaneous interpretation in Webex Meetings and Events

Remove communication barriers for attendees of your scheduled Webex meetings and webinars by including simultaneous interpretation. Simultaneous interpretation allows attendees to hear the presentation in their preferred language, making them more efficient and inclusive.



Hosts are responsible for enabling simultaneous interpretation for the meetings and webinars that they schedule. As a host, you create the audio channels, invite and assign the interpreters. Hosts of meetings can also manage the interpretation during their meeting, so you can add new language channels and assign participants to be interpreters to meet the needs of more attendees.

Here are the tasks you can perform as a host:


Interpreters are critical to making sure attendees can understand what's happening in their meeting or webinar. Before you join, the invitation you receive from the host lets you know that you were invited as an interpreter and the language that you were assigned.

As an interpreter, you hear the original meeting or webinar audio and see the active speaker and any shared content so that you can translate it to your target language. You can switch the direction of your target language if you're interpreting in both directions. If there are multiple interpreters assigned to your language, you can hand off interpretation to them when it's their turn. Send them chat messages if you need to coordinate hand-offs or just want to make sure you're all on the same page.

Here are the tasks you can perform as an interpreter:



Attendees can choose the language channel for their preferred language before they join or at any time during a meeting or webinar.

Here are the tasks you can perform as an attendee:


Keywords:interpretation, interpreters, captioning, simultaneous interpretation, closed captioning, translation, translating, accessibility, language, language barrier   Doc ID:115061
Owner:Shawn T.Group:Cisco Webex
Created:2021-12-01 13:33 CDTUpdated:2023-05-16 08:20 CDT
Sites:Cisco Webex, DoIT Help Desk
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