Google Accessible Search is now available via Google Labs. It is for those who are blind, and was developed by a blind Google employee, T.V. Raman. Check out his entry from the Google Blog:
I think this is tool could help more than just the community of the blind. I think many can benefit from being aware of the accessibility of their own blogs and webpages. Lastly, YES GINNY! I am totally thinking about you!
Like most of you, when I search the web, I want to find relevant information with a minimal amount of distraction. But because I can't see and I use a device that converts web text to speech, I'm even more in tune with the distractions that can sometimes get in the way of finding the right results. If the information I'm after is on a visually busy page, I have to sort through that page to find the text I want--an extra step that can sometimes be very time-consuming.