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Google Accessibility Petition: Feedback Sought for Accompanying Cover Letter

January 24, 2006 • Darrell Shandrow Hilliker

Feedback is now being sought concerning the letter that will accompany the Google Word Verification Accessibility Petition. This letter will be sent to Dr. Eric Schmidt and all members of Google’s board of directors. You have an opportunity to shape the content of this important correspondence. Please feel free to send your constructive feedback to editor (at) blindaccessjournal.com, leave a comment to this blog post or call the comment line at 206-350-6925.

I am writing to let you know that thousands of blind and sighted Internet users have signed the enclosed Google Word Verification Accessibility online petition. We are asking you to follow Google’s mission statement to “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful” by adding an accessible alternative to the visual word verification used in Blogger, GMail and all other Google provided services. Many of us in the blind community stand willing, ready and able to assist your talented developers in devising and testing a workable solution. We look forward to a prompt affirmative response from you in the very near future.

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