[Irl-dean] Accessible Google Search?

Paul Walsh paul at segala.com
Fri Jul 21 12:07:30 IST 2006

I've already emailed TV Raman and their desktop search guy with these views,
in a very nice diplomatic way of course.


-----Original Message-----
From: irl-dean-admin at list.eeng.dcu.ie
[mailto:irl-dean-admin at list.eeng.dcu.ie] On Behalf Of Mark Magennis
Sent: 21 July 2006 09:52
To: irl-dean at list.eeng.dcu.ie
Subject: Re: [Irl-dean] Accessible Google Search?

On 20 Jul 2006, at 12:20, Paul Walsh wrote:

> It's damaging to continue talking about accessibility as if it's  
> just for
> the blind/visually impaired! I wish people would start to use  
> different use
> cases and benefits.

It's also damaging to reduce the functionality for the "special  
version". There is no link to Advanced Search or Preferences and no  
spell check.

Although this is work in progress, it currently reinforces the  
incorrect and damaging idea that accessibility is about providing  
special adaptations for people with vision impairment and necessarily  
means simplifying it by getting rid of functionality and aesthetics.  
Hopefully this is just work in progress.



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