RE: Google accessible search gone

Like I said.  Bing just defaulted to my homepage, so I just keep it and like it.

From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Littlefield, Tyler
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2011 11:25 AM
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Google accessible search gone

I'm trying to make a point here. You just made a comment that -bing- is 
accessible, which kind of leads the reader to believe that in your oppinion, 
Google is not. Now you finally decide to make the point that you haven't used 
Google much, but the times you have deemed to stoop to such a level as to use a 
non Microsoft site, it -was- accessible.

You throw around facts trying to support X or Y when your facts clearly have no 
backing, because you end up having to agree later, as in this case. I applaud 
your loyalty; there are some instances where Microsoft tools are nice. But I 
would appreciate it if you didn't shove bias opinions with no actual proof down 
people's throats as a result of that loyalty.
On 8/18/2011 9:19 AM, Katherine Moss wrote:

Sure I have.  And by the way, care to shove the nail in further?  And I just 
happen to land on Bing I think, and I've just used it ever since.  I do use 
google sometimes, and I don't have issues with it either.



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 [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Littlefield, Tyler
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2011 11:16 AM
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Subject: Re: Google accessible search gone



On 8/18/2011 8:56 AM, Katherine Moss wrote:

>Well apparently not, or else we wouldn't be talking about it, would we?

You clearly missed a class in logic. Have -you- used google? with or without 
google instant off? With what reader? What was the problem?

I use it daily with Jaws and NVDA (without toggling that instant deal), and I 
have no problems.

I think this comes down to your idea that we should all toss our shovels in 
favor of wooden picks, as long as the wooden picks have Microsoft engraved 
somewhere on them.

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 [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Littlefield, Tyler
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2011 10:49 AM
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Subject: Re: Google accessible search gone



As is google.
On 8/18/2011 8:38 AM, Katherine Moss wrote:

I'm just saying that Bing's search is accessible by default, that's all.



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 [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jared Wright
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2011 12:40 AM
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Subject: Re: Google accessible search gone



C'mon, Ty, she's a Microsoft fangirl! And one of the most ardent ones I've ever 
come in contact with, to be sure. But, hey,  if your tools accomplish the tasks 
and all that...
On 8/17/2011 10:36 PM, Littlefield, Tyler wrote:

>One thing you should do is switch from google to Bing.  Their searching is 
>very good, but if you're trying to use Bing for SEO, you might as >well stop 
>right...
Microsoft Fanboy incoming.

On 8/17/2011 8:23 PM, Katherine Moss wrote:

One thing you should do is switch from google to Bing.  Their searching is very 
good, but if you're trying to use Bing for SEO, you might as well stop right 
there.  It's an abomination.



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 [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dale Leavens
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2011 12:59 PM
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Google accessible search gone



Typical of this damn computer and Windows Vista. Junk appearing and functions 
changing randomly.



I am on google many times a day and haven't looked at my cookies in months!



Dale leavens.





----- Original Message -----

From: Bob Kennedy<mailto:intheshop@xxxxxxx>

To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2011 11:50 AM

Subject: Re: Google accessible search gone



If you don't turn it off, Google tries to guess what you are searching for.  
And you won't necessarily hear what is being added to your terms before you hit 
enter.

----- Original Message -----

From: Dale Leavens<mailto:dleavens@xxxxxxx>

To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2011 11:25 AM

Subject: Re: Google accessible search gone



There seems to be a new link asking users of screen readers to click to turn 
off Google Instant what ever that is. I haven't seen that before today.



Dale leavens.





----- Original Message -----

From: Jacob Kruger<mailto:jacobk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

To: ProgrammingBlind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:ProgrammingBlind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2011 12:18 AM

Subject: Google accessible search gone



The google accessible search interface, which was here:

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



is now gone/inactive, and when looking for reasoning, I found the following 
blog related to google's labs development/experiments, so seems will just have 
to go back to using the normal google search for now...:

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/more-wood-behind-fewer-arrows.html



Pity, since the accessible search interface was quite a bit cleaner, and also 
ranked search results a bit differently based on the 'cleanliness' of their 
content, but anyway.

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'



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