All entries for Friday 21 July 2006

July 21, 2006

Google accessible web search

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.


Today's Independent front cover

The Independent front cover, Fri 21st July 2006

Search this blog

Tags

Blog archive

Loading…

Most recent comments

  • Hi Looking for a series of books in which the main character was a knight. The knight was either a f… by Ely McKenna on this entry
  • I'm trying to track down my favourite children's book from the early 1970s (pub. 1970 – 1973?) about… by Ally Holloway on this entry
  • Well Met By Witchlight by Nina Bawden perhaps? Published 1972. Three kids find a witch living in the… by istara on this entry
  • I am looking for a children's book I read in the early 1970s about a young girl who found a witch li… by Maggie on this entry
  • Thanks, John. There are always more books to be remembered, so it's good to have a decent source. by John Dale on this entry
Not signed in
Sign in

Powered by BlogBuilder
© MMXV