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Re: Google Accessibility Search


From: Christian Heilmann
Date: Jul 21, 2006 1:50AM

> Google has released a search tool that is "designed to identify and
> prioritize search results that are more easily usable by blind and
> visually impaired users."
> http://labs.google.com/accessible/
> We've posted our thoughts and review of the new tool on our blog at
> http://webaim.org/blog/2006/07/20/google-steps-forward/

I like the idea, but it is - possibly involuntarily - advertising the
idea that there needs to be a "special" version of any web app for
blind people, which is a myth we tried to get rid of for years now.

Chris Heilmann
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