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To Infinity and Beyond! Accessibility is the Future for Kids' Search Engines

  title={To Infinity and Beyond! Accessibility is the Future for Kids' Search Engines},
  author={Ashlee Milton and Garrett Allen and Maria Soledad Pera},
Research in the area of search engines for children remains in its infancy. Seminal works have studied how children use mainstream search engines, as well as how to design and evaluate custom search engines explicitly for children. These works, however, tend to take a one-size-fits-all view, treating children as a unit. Nevertheless, even at the same age, children are known to possess and exhibit different capabilities. These differences affect how children access and use search engines. To… 

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