RE: Google Accessible Search

 In a way Google Accessible Search benefits the user who gets to access Web
content which is certainly a little more usable. They claim  pages are
screen reader software friendly and generally help those who depend on
keyboard for operation. But there is more to accessibility than that and
some of the organizations whose pages show up in the results should not go
away with a sense that their Web content  is fully accessible when that is
not the case. Some organizations will put in just so much effort  that will
get their pages in the results and their managements will be satisfied with
the accessibility effort. Also one needs to be aware that being listed in
Google's accessibility search is not a certification of having attained
conformance when that is a legal necessity. 

Sailesh Panchang
Senior Accessibility Engineer
Deque Systems Inc. (
11130 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite #140,
Reston VA 20191
Phone: 703-225-0380 (ext 105)

Received on Tuesday, 25 July 2006 14:41:08 UTC