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[Irl-dean] Accessible Google Search?

Mark Magennis Mark.magennis at ncbi.ie
Mon Jul 24 15:14:03 IST 2006


> Ah, but have you seen how they identify what an accessible site is?  
> That's
> not done properly, hence my email to Google.

They are not letting on about how they identify accessible sites are  
they? T.V. Raman, the project leader, said on the WAIG list:

> As was pointed out by many on this thread -- the FAQ on the
> Google site is "vague" with respect to what you can do to make
> your site rank as accessible --- this was intentional and *not*
> an omission.
>
> The reason for the intentional vagueness  was that we did not
> wish to create yet another set of Guidelines, nor did we wish to
> provide specific rules that would lead to nothing more than the
> system being gamed over time.
>
> So to keep it simple --- do the right thing by accessibility when
> creating your content, follow one or more of your favorite
> guidelines --- my own favorite is Jakob Neillson --- and the rest
> will take care of itself.

Mark

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