News&Views

September 8, 2006

Google for everyone

Filed under: — mlazoff

For those who cannot see to read and navigate Web sites visually, Google recently unveiled a still work-in-progress Accessible search engine in its Google Labs section. According to its FAQ section, “Google Accessible Search looks at a number of signals by examining the HTML markup found on a web page.” Though not a true validator, “…[i]t tends to favor pages that degrade gracefully — pages with few visual distractions and pages that are likely to render well with images turned off…Accessible Search is a natural and important extension of Google’s overall mission to better organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible.”



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