All entries for Friday 21 July 2006
July 21, 2006
Writing about web page http://labs.google.com/accessible/
Google have just launched a new service: Accessible web search, a search engine which favours web pages which are more usable by visually impaired users. From their FAQ:–
Google Accessible Search looks at a number of signals by examining the HTML markup found on a web page. It tends to favor pages that degrade gracefully —– pages with few visual distractions and pages that are likely to render well with images turned off. [...] Currently we take into account several factors, including a given page's simplicity, how much visual imagery it carries and whether or not its primary purpose is immediately viable with keyboard navigation.
It's a Google Labs product so it's too early to say how well it'll persist and evolve. Clever idea, though.