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“Google Launches Sign Language Interpreter App For Hangouts, Adds Accessibility Features To Gmail, Drive And Chrome”

sli-app-hangoutsTechCrunch reports on a new Google accessibility initiative, complete with a photo of UW CSE Ph.D. alum Anna Cavender, who works on accessibility at Google’s Seattle engineering office.

“Google announced that it has added a number of accessibility to Chrome, Chrome OS, Gmail and Google Drive that should make using Google suites of web apps a bit easier to use for blind and low-vision users. In addition, Google also launched a new sign language interpreter app and keyboard shortcuts for Hangouts for the deaf and hard of hearing, as well as those who can’t or don’t want to use a mouse while using Hangouts.”

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March 1, 2013