[nabs-l] Desktop Texting Applications

sarah.jevnikar at utoronto.ca sarah.jevnikar at utoronto.ca
Tue Aug 10 23:34:29 UTC 2010


I have seen a site where a challenge question was used that only a  
human could answer, but it was completely accessible. It was simple  
math I think, like 14+4. I'll find the website and see if I can get in  
touch with them to see what they use.
I have to say that Peter has a point. On principle, it makes no sense  
to me why NABS should go anywhere near capchias. I'm disappointed they  
did.
However, they are not insurmountable; check out this website.
www.solona.net
a human solves capchias for you; you just have to install a small  
piece of software which takes an image of the webpage and saves it as  
a png file, then upload it to the site and bingo. you're capchia is  
solved for you. Just take the image before filling out any info on the  
online form, otherwise the person solving it will see what you've  
written.
hth,
Sarah


Quoting Rob Blachowicz <rob_blach at hotmail.com>:

>
> 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
>
> --------------------------------------------------
> From: "J.J. Meddaugh" <jj at bestmidi.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 7:02 PM
> To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list" <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> 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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