Google offers Web search for visually impaired.


Del.icio.us  Digg  Google  Spurl  Blink  Furl  Y! MyWeb  
Share:
Sponsors:

Google Labs announced the availability of a new Web search for the visually impaired that prioritizes websites by ease of use for those who have trouble seeing. Websites are prioritized through a process by which the HTML markup of a page is examined to favor sites with minimal visual distractions and the ability to render with images turned off. Websites are also favored if they are fully accessible through full keyboard navigation.

Google's goal of creating the website is to give the blind and visually challenged a search site where they can have some assurance the sites listed are accessible. While using a standard search site, many blind and visually impaired individuals are presented with a search result of websites that may or may not be accessible, making the task of finding required information more time consuming. The new Web search can be found at the special Google Labs Accessible Search link.

Article submitted by: BigJim
Last Update: 07-22-2006
Category: Google

Print | E-mail


Current rating: 5.43 by 67 users
Would you recommend this article to a friend?

Not a Chance 12345678910 Absolutely

Please register or sign-in to post comments.


Related News Stories

(10,806 reads) 02-07-2007
 · GMAIL dropped invitations, now open for everyone
(11,041 reads) 10-20-2006
 · Orkut is free ,join from the front door
(11,037 reads) 08-21-2006
 · Google Writely is open for everyone
(10,690 reads) 08-05-2006
 · Google puts up 'Beware of malware' signs.
(10,982 reads) 07-27-2006
 · Google Project Hosting & SourceForge
(11,171 reads) 05-30-2006
 · Google Checkout - Answer to Yahoo Paypal?
(13,167 reads) 02-23-2006
 · Welcome to Google Page Creator
(11,226 reads) 01-11-2006
 · Wanna add Google Map to your website ?
(10,783 reads) 01-10-2006
 · Google Pack launched