[nabs-l] Desktop Texting Applications

Rob Blachowicz rob_blach at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 10 23:14:34 UTC 2010


I totally agree with you but we do have to respect his opinion after all we 
are a group that's tollerant of other ideas when voiced within the 
organization.
Rob

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From: "J.J. Meddaugh" <jj at bestmidi.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 7:02 PM
To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list" 
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Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Desktop Texting Applications

> 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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