Zoom catches up with new accessibility features for sign language interpretation

Zoom catches up with new accessibility features for sign language interpretation

For Zoom users who are part of the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community, some long-awaited features are here.

On Wednesday, Zoom added three major accessibility options, each mainly focused on making it easier for sign language interpreters to stay visible on the screen.

Jen Hill, a Zoom marketing manager, demonstrated on a Zoom call how users can now pin and spotlight multiple video screens at a time, to keep someone who is signing alongside the speaker or on the main screen and always in view. In Zoom’s grid view, users can rearrange video windows to keep the interpreter where they want to see them. These changes are intended so that everyone is “able to live and work in a digital platform,” especially during these pandemic days.  Read more…

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