[nabs-l] Desktop Texting Applications

Rob Blachowicz rob_blach at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 10 16:09:38 UTC 2010


Pepsi's captas were accessible.

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From: "Peter Donahue" <pdonahue1 at sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 11:29 AM
To: <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
Subject: [nabs-l] Desktop Texting Applications

> 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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