[nabs-l] Desktop Texting Applications

Peter Donahue pdonahue1 at sbcglobal.net
Tue Aug 10 15:29:43 UTC 2010


Hello J. J. and everyone,

    Not around here! If this organization wants to seek funding for projects
such as this it needs to ensure that there are multiple ways for members to
submit votes for such funding to free us from having to deal with
inaccessible Web site components. I'm sorry but that's the rule around here.

Peter Donahue



 ----- Original Message ----- 
From: "J.J. Meddaugh" <jj at bestmidi.com>
To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list"
<nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Monday, August 09, 2010 11:46 PM
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Desktop Texting Applications


Peter,
While I can appreciate your stance on CAPTCHAs, this is hardly  the time to
put politics in front of a great cause. There are several solutions for
solving CAPTCHAs available including Webvisum, Solona, etc.
Certainly, a perfect world would include an accessible solution for
everything, but if we had a perfect world, there would be no need for Youth
Slam either.


J.J.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Donahue" <pdonahue1 at sbcglobal.net>
To: <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
Cc: <nfb-web at nfbnet.org>; "Mary Donahue" <braille at sbcglobal.net>; "NFBnet
NFBCS Mailing List" <nfbcs at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Monday, August 09, 2010 3:26 PM
Subject: [nabs-l] Desktop Texting Applications


> Good afternoon everyone,
>
>    We wish to cast our votes for the NFB Youth SLAM to receive funding
> from
> Pepsi but not if we must deal with CAPTCHAS thank you. Since we don't have
> talking cell phones we're curious to know if there are desktop
> applications
> that allow one to send text messages as if they were doing it from a cell
> phone and how usable are they by the blind?
>
>    We want to participate but not if we're forced to deal with Web site
> security methods that lock us out. If there's a way tos submit our votes
> from our desktops as text messages freeing us from dealing with any
> CAPTCHAS
> for any part of the process that would be wonderful. We want to see the
> Youth SLAM funded but not at the expense of stances regarding Web site
> accessibility taking a back seat when money is up for grabs.
>
> Peter and Mary Donahue
>
>
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