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Re: search engine provides accessibility ratings:

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Sat, 3 Jul 2004 08:33:06 -0400 (EDT)
To: david poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Cc: wai-ig list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0407030827460.29058@smart.net>

On Sat, 3 Jul 2004, david poehlman wrote:

> I've just launched a beta version of a new search engine that I hope
> will be a useful resource for people with visual disabilities.  I know

wow, nice search engine, but it really is beta in the search dept.

one suggestion
the words "enter search" were actually on the line and unless you erased
them manually became part of your search.

tried something I was looking for a friend and got some strange returns

tried Thule,  (the brand I looked up and ordered a couple days ago) and
got nothing found

so tried "roof racks for vans" and got a whole bunch of special ed sites??

> a number of search engines are easy enough to use, but with this one,
> www.net-guide.co.uk, each
> website returned in the results gets an accessibility rating.  That
> way, you know what you are getting into when you follow the link!

did like the access rating, are the sites ranked according to the rating??
or according to the site relavance to the requested search, or some mix??

> I'm still fine tuning it, but I would be grateful for any feedback on
> it.  Also, I'm still trying to populate the database with websites
> providing good accessibility, so if anyone has any suggestions, they
> will be gratefully recieved.

sometimes it is also important/usefull to get a response to your search
with the terms "lousy access" but at least you know a site is out there
even if (@#&%?@{ you can't use it)

good luck

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