By Carol Britton Meyer
As a way to make town government and meetings more accessible for all citizens, the Town of Hingham has enabled Zoom's "Live Transcript" feature for all of its Zoom meetings.
When people log into a Zoom meeting, they will now see a new button at the bottom of the screen that says, "Live Transcript," which works similarly to closed captioning, although not as reliable, Selectman Mary Power explained at a recent board meeting.
This is a temporary solution. "Moving forward, we would like to explore closed captioning and other opportunities such as large-print warrants and ways to facilitate communication for hearing-impaired citizens during live meetings, including Town Meeting," Power said. The recently-reactivated Commission on Disabilities will assist with these efforts.
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