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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

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