Google+ Hangouts Now Provides Live Transcription Integration For The Hearing Impaired

Posted on Jul 6 2012 - 4:29am by Editorial Staff

Google has come out with something said to be very useful for hearing impaired people. The search giant has introduced a new app for its social network which will add live captions to Google+ Hangouts. The app mainly designed for users who are deaf or hearing impaired. Here is what Google’s Naomi Black from Google Accessibility team had to say about it:

Live transcription integration for your Hangouts
This is 
+Naomi Black from the Google Accessibility team. I’ve been working with ace Hangout developers +Robert Pitt+Mohammad Eshbeata, and +Brian Aldridge on a new app to make communication between deaf and hearing participants easier in your Google+ Hangouts. 
By adding the +Hangout Captions app, you can either connect live text from a professional transcriptionist to your Hangout, or type right into a text box yourself to transcribe a Hangout for your friends. Right now, we only support professional transcription through StreamText and our “do it yourself” Basic Transcription. This is an early look at the app so you can tell us what you think.
To find out more about the new +Hangout Captions app (and more importantly, try it out) check out the website:
Or, try it right away by starting a Hangout with the app running by clicking this link:

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