[nabs-l] Desktop Texting Applications

Peter Donahue pdonahue1 at sbcglobal.net
Tue Aug 10 21:27:53 UTC 2010


Hello again everyone,

    So they're in compliance if someone can neither read the characters or 
hear the audio? There is something called deaf-blindness. Many of our 
members have hearing impairments that are as varied as visual acuity 
limiting their ability to hear as well as see. Again its principles not 
CAPTCHA solving methods that are at issue.

Peter Donahue
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rob Blachowicz" <rob_blach at hotmail.com>
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Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 4:20 PM
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Desktop Texting Applications


I don't mean to sound blunt but they are in compliance even with our own
standards of NFB policy. Captures are not against our policy as longa s they
have audio.

Thanks Rob Blachowicz

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From: "Peter Donahue" <pdonahue1 at sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 5:17 PM
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Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Desktop Texting Applications

> Hello again everyone,
>
>    This whole business misses the point. We've taken a position that Web
> sites should be accessible to all users including the blind. Yet when
> money
> is up for grabs we send our own members to Web sites that include these
> very
> components that pose accessibility issues for us. For the record I use Web
> Vism and for the most part have had success. It's not the availability of
> CAPTCHA solving services that is at issue but the underlying principle
> that
> we believe that Web sites and other Internet resources should be
> blind-friendly. If we worked at hard enough we could have raised the
> $250,000 ourselves or through other means where we can insure Web
> accessibility. Were efforts made to work with Pepsi to develop a special
> interface that would allow all voters to participate without having to
> encounter that CAPTCHA? Sufficed to say we lost 62 votes due to the
> failure
> of our organization to provide a non-CAPTCHA way for all to vote via the
> Pepsi Web Site.
>
> Peter Donahue
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Marsha Drenth" <marsha.drenth at gmail.com>
> To: "'National Association of Blind Students mailing list'"
> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 3:44 PM
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Desktop Texting Applications
>
>
> Peter,
>
> I do believe that as a hearing impaired person, that using such as
> Webvisum
> would help with CAPTCHA. That is exactly what Webvisum is, to help solve
> the
> CAPTCHA.
>
> Someone previously stated this, it's the same answer for a deaf blind or
> hearing impaired person.
>
> No more excuses not to vote!
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
> Behalf
> Of Peter Donahue
> Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 4:25 PM
> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Desktop Texting Applications
>
> Hello Shawn and everyone,
>
>    How is someone with a hearing impairment or who is deaf-blind able to
> use an audio CAPTCHA? Those things are so garbled that I don't mess with
> them. Darrell is right on with this one.
>
> Peter Donahue
> .
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Sean Whalen" <smwhalenpsp at gmail.com>
> To: <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 2:37 PM
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Desktop Texting Applications
>
>
> Peter,
>
> They have an audio CAPTCHA available. Sometimes it is beneficial to check
> things out before complaining about them.
>
>
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