[access-uk] Re: NEW ACCESSIBLE SEARCH ENGINE

My thoughts exactly!

Cheers,

Mark

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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Steve Nutt
Sent: 28 June 2004 20:22
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: NEW ACCESSIBLE SEARCH ENGINE


Hi.

My personal preference is still for Google.  Although it admitted has a
lot 
of ads, it also has a lot of advanced options in the search, such as UK 
only and things like that.

All the best

At 14:01 28/06/2004, voldi.gailans@xxxxxx spake these words of wisdom
>Hi L=E9oni and Ian,  >  >According to the latest newsletter from
Webaim, =
 >(http://www.webaim.org/newsletter/):
 >
 >"Although the search engine itself is limited, the concept and design
=  >are noteworthy."  >  >I haven't had a chance to look at it myself
yet.  >  >Best wishes,  >  >Voldi  >  >-----Original Message-----
 >From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
Behalf  >Of L=E9onie Watson
 >Sent: Monday, June 28, 2004 13:26
 >To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
 >Subject: [access-uk] Re: NEW ACCESSIBLE SEARCH ENGINE
 >
 >
 >Ian,
 >
 >    After a few brief searches, the site looks very good. The =
 >presentation
 >is nice and clean and the category headings are very useful if you're
=  >not  >sure what you're looking for.  >
 >    Personally, and I'll stress this is purely an issue of my own
taste, =
 >I
 >still prefer Google. YouSearch provides too much in the way of help. =
>Access  >keys can be turned off admittedly, but there are also plenty
of skip =  >links  >which for me at least put more clutter in the way
than I'd like. That =  >said,  >these aids provide welcome help for many
people, so this isn't a =  >critisism  >in the least.  >
 >    The search results themselves were accurate for the most part and
=
 >the
 >lack of advertising was very nice indeed. Good use of headings to =
>structure  >the page layout make life very easy and definitely give
YouSearched one =  >up  >on Google.  >
 >    Best of all are the nice touches like stating that external links
=
 >will
 >open in a new page, something I usually force manually when using a =
>search  >engine anyway and also the fact that they are clearly making
such an =  >effort  >with accessibility and usability.  >  >
 >    Has anyone else tried this SE yet?
 >
 >Tink.
 >----- Original Message -----=20
 >From: "Ian Macrae" <ian.macrae@xxxxxxxxx>
 >To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
 >Sent: Monday, June 28, 2004 12:49 PM
 >Subject: [access-uk] Re: NEW ACCESSIBLE SEARCH ENGINE
 >
 >
 >> Hi Tink, can you say what it's like as a search engine as compared,
=  >for e=3D  >> xample, with Google?  >>  >> -----Original Message-----
>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On =
>Behalf =3D  >> Of L=3DE9onie Watson  >> Sent: 28 June 2004 12:31  >>
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx  >> Subject: [access-uk] Re: NEW ACCESSIBLE
SEARCH ENGINE  >>  >>  >> Ian,  >>
 >>     Absolutely, I mailed YouSearched to let them know about the =
 >problem a=3D
 >> nd also to give my compliments.
 >>
 >>     Initially I received the following reply:-
 >>
 >> Thank you for your kind message and for bringing the Bobby issue to
=  >us.  >>  >> when we did our Bobby test it was carried out on the
Yousearched lay =  >out =3D  >> and accessibility design and not the
content within the Yousearched. =  >Yous=3D  >> earched act as a search
engine which contains millions of other =  >websites =3D  >> which
unfortunatly are not all accessibility friendly,  >>  >> unfortunatly
that gives a wrong reading on Bobby. sadly only 18% of =  >the W=3D  >>
orld websites are accessibility friendly, lets hope this number will =
>incr=3D  >> ease."  >>
 >>     I suspect that the person manning the  email desk may not be a =
 >develo=3D
 >> per, as the home page does not appear to carry external content.
This =  >onl=3D  >> y appears to be the case after a search is made. So
I mentioned this =  >and =3D  >> received the following:-  >>
 >>     "I quite understand your advice with regard to Bobby and will
act =
 >acc=3D
 >> ordinally, once again I thank you for your valuable suggestion."  >>
 >>     It's great to find a receptive team and more power to them in
the =
 >fut=3D
 >> ure!
 >>
 >> L=3DE9onie.
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