Google launches Google+ Hangout Accessibility App

Americas, July 6 2012

Google is working on making Google+ more accessible for users with hearing disabilities.

Hangout Captions appGoogle announced that it is launching a new app that makes Google+ Hangouts more accessible for people with hearing disabilities. The app called Hangout Captions to help integrate live transcription into Google+ Hangouts.

Hangout Captions app provides a transcript of a Hangout that can be read by people who are deaf or hard of hearing, allowing them to participate in the conversation as well.

By adding the +Hangout Captions app allows two options of transcription. The first is professional transcription through StreamText, and the second is basic transcription which you do yourself by typing on the keyboard.

To find out more about the new +Hangout Captions app, visit

By Aqeel Qureshi

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