Ghostfooting

critical reading for the rude

search sans ads / viz impaired

|Update| Aha! Ranking based on accessibility:

Accessible Search is an early Google Labs product designed to identify and prioritize search results that are more easily usable by blind and visually impaired users. Regular Google search helps you find a set of documents that is most relevant to your tasks. Accessible Search goes one step further by helping you find the most accessible pages in that result set. 

This seems to have the net effect of letting you search with Google and view results without seeing sponsored links or ads. Also, the simpler layout makes it easier to view in high contrast and in magnification. Billed as an “accessible search” to aid the visually impaired, I’ll be using it to search sans ads till my eyes give out.

The announcement is here:

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2007/07/ever-more-books-to-read.html

The thing itself lives here:

http://labs.google.com/accessible/

It lives inside the co-op / “custom search” house.

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July 5, 2007 - Posted by | info viz, search

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