[nabs-l] Desktop Texting Applications

Joe Orozco jsorozco at gmail.com
Tue Aug 10 21:44:49 UTC 2010


Peter,

If I'm understanding you correctly, you're refusing to vote in order to
prove the point that we should not use services that are not accessible to
all members.  This to me comes as something of an irony since just a few
days ago you railed against people who dared to deny other people their
dreams of one day driving a car.  I feel that if my posts were
philosophically objecting, your actions are practically blocking.  Youth
Slam is, after all, laying the foundation for students who want to build a
career in math and science.  But, maybe I'm reading you wrong?

Respectfully,

Joe

"Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves,
some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all."--Sam Ewing 

-----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 5:17 PM
To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
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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