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BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | Are you Google's gopher?

From: Alan Chuter <achuter@technosite.es>
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 16:10:42 +0200
To: "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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 From BBC News [1] Google has apparently set up game that consists of users  
trying to match descriptions of images, for cataloging and (not explained  
how) accessibility, "Google Image Labeler" [2]. If only it could be  
integrated with some kind of transformation to allow access while  
browsing. Invented by Dr Luis von Ahn of Carnegie Mellon University whose  
previous "contribution to the web was the 'captcha'". Ironic that the same  
mind that invented such an accessibility barrier should come up with one  
that might help overcome an even greater one.

[1] http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/5336284.stm
[2] http://images.google.com/imagelabeler/

Alan Chuter
Accessibility Consultant
Technosite (formerly Fundosa Teleservicios)
Tel. +34 91 121 03 35
Received on Wednesday, 13 September 2006 14:10:53 UTC

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