|accessible search and the future of google labs||Naomi Black||8/10/11 12:25 PM|
We are updating our web pages and help content to reflect this information, but I wanted to send a note out right away. Many people have been asking about the future of Accessible Search, since our approach to Google Labs is changing.
Accessible Search And Google LabsIn July 2006, we launched a small search experiment call Accessible Search — the goal was to identify and promote pages that implemented good accessibility techniques. Since that launch, accessibility on the Web has come a long way, with modern browsers and screenreaders providing increased support for highly interactive Web applications via W3C ARIA. At the same time, usage on Accessible Search has dropped, with users prefering to use the main Google.com site for their searches.
What This Means Going Forward:
|Re: accessible search and the future of google labs||brian gafff (Line One)||8/10/11 10:07 PM|
A lot of blind people in the UK have this page set as their home page. i do
hope that Google sees fit to keep the current page as an alias on any new
incarnation. its far less fiddly than having to turn off instant and or get
a google account and set up prefs every time one wants to do a search. To
me, what is really desperately needed is a stripped down very basic search
without so much clutter and without the tendency to shove loads of video
results to the fore.
a simple to use, non clever page where blind people can get what they want,
and not have to wade through loads of special options before the results.
Some sacrifices are a fact of life in our junk mail riddled world!
We are updating our web pages and help content to reflect this information,
With Google's decision to shutter labs.google.com, new launches and
Please read on for some of the history behind Accessible Search and how this
Accessible Search And Google LabsIn July 2006, we launched a small search
What This Means Going Forward:
- The AccessibleViews experiment on
search. This experiment also lets- AccessibleSearch used in the above still measures accessibility as seen
- AccessibleSearch will continue to be available at this URL: Accessible
In summary, Accessible Search on Labs was a useful experiment that is now
|Re: accessible search and the future of google labs||brian gafff (Line One)||8/10/11 10:09 PM|
Incidentally I never di manage to navigate the survey linked from
accessible search, for a survey for access it was not very accessible was
|Re: accessible search and the future of google labs||Katty Geltmeyer||8/11/11 12:06 AM|
I agree, Brian! I also set the accessible search page as my home page , and I agree with what you said.
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experiment call Accessible Search — the goal was to identify and promote
|Re: accessible search and the future of google labs||Javier DelaCamara||2/26/13 11:18 AM|
I found a issue with google search. Maybe there is a work around but it would be great if this could be addressed. When google generated a custom search bar for my site it seems that when I scanned for accessibility that the google button that says search does not have a "alt" tag. This will read as a accessibility error. If there is a fix please email me. All web images must have "alt" tags to comply.
|Re: accessible search and the future of google labs||Joyce Tikalsky||11/1/13 8:09 AM|
I'm interested in a graceful fix or workaround, too. When we use accessibility auditing tools to check our search results page, the CSE logo generates a violation for missing alt text.