Google Meet became an essential tool for daily life in the job market and in the Brazilian educational system during the covid-19 pandemic. On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Google announced three new tools for accessibility and inclusion in the video-calling platform.
In Brazil alone, the use of Google Meet grew by around 275% with the adaptation to work and remote learning, which reveals the importance of inclusion in digital spaces. To contribute to a better development in professional activities in collaborative spaces for people with disabilities, Google brought the feature of instant captions, screen readers / magnifying glass and keyboard shortcuts.
Check out how to use the tools, below;
Instant captioning is an essential tool to assist both international meetings and deaf or hearing-impaired participants during a call. To activate them, follow the steps below;
Access Google Meet from your computer;
Enter a meeting;
At the bottom of the screen, click on the three dots and an open one will open;
In this tab, click on “Subtitles”;
Choose the language and click “Activate”;