[nabs-l] Desktop Texting Applications

J.J. Meddaugh jj at bestmidi.com
Tue Aug 10 23:02:58 UTC 2010


Great. I'll be looking for your check for $250,000. Until that comes, I hope 
you join the rest of us in voting for a worthy cause instead of just sitting 
on your 20-foot tall horse and talking about how you would do it better.
I'll be looking forward to your $250,000 fund raising idea. The more the 
better.
There are CAPTCHA solutions for blind people, deaf-blind people, and 
practically anyone who wishes to vote. The tools are there. They just need 
to be utilized.

----- Original Message ----- 

From: "Peter Donahue" <pdonahue1 at sbcglobal.net>
To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list" 
<nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 5:17 PM
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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