The search engines will return pages that work best with text-to-speech translation software. Nice move.
” prioritizes the list of search results based on how simple the Web page layouts are, said T.V. Raman, research scientist in charge of the service. For example, a user searching for “weather” will find pages with a lot of other content on them. To a user who can see, that might be fine,” Raman said. “But if you are listening to the page (via screen reader software), a lot of information can prevent you from finding what you are looking for.”
Actually, it’s a wonder something like this hasn’t come along before now.
There’s guidelines for developing sites with the blind and sight-impaired published by the National Federation For The Blind available here.