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From: Joyce Kennedy
Date: Jan 24, 2003 12:37PM

Google is looking for feedback on the accessiblity of some new tools. I
am hoping this group can accommodate.
The Google Viewer and Keyboard Shortcuts have excellent possibilities
for disability access.


The Internet search engine Google (www.google.com) has several prototype
tools available that may make searching the Internet easier for a person
with a disability. Users are invited to try these tools and provide
feedback. Currently, Google is showcasing Google Viewer, Keyboard
Shortcuts, and Voice Search. Google Viewer presents the results of a
search in a slide show format (helpful if you can't remember the name of
the site, but remember how it looks). Keyboard Shortcuts allows a user
to navigate through search results using the keyboard (helpful for
someone who cannot use a mouse). Voice Search is a tool that enables
users to search Google by voice via a telephone call (helpful for
someone who cannot use the keyboard or who is unsure of spelling).
Google engineers and researchers have created these utilities and they
are available at http://labs.google.com/.

Joyce Kennedy, ATP
Jericho Consulting

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