Google Adds Accessibility Features to Hangouts
Google Hangout users have been able to get their sessions transcribed in real time via CART services for several months, and sign language users and interpreters can participate equally. A new feature integrates sign language interpreting even better: when the sign language user begins signing, he or she gets the focus instead of the interpreter. (Hangout's default is to focus on whoever is speaking, so previously the interpeter got the focus instead of the person being interpreted.) Another improvement is a wider range of keyboard shortcuts.