[nabs-l] CAPTCHA Alternatives

Courtney Stover liamskitten at gmail.com
Wed Aug 11 01:01:40 UTC 2010


Peter,

One factor you may not be aware of is the increasing inclusion of
auditory alternatives for visual verification solutions.  Oftentimes,
the website itself will have a link for an audio captcha.  You might
want to see if the website you're having trouble with utalizes this
method.
Courtney

On 8/10/10, Joe Orozco <jsorozco at gmail.com> wrote:
> Peter,
>
> Great.  You brought a solution.  Now contact Pepsi and make them implement
> it.  This may come off as more of my smart-asstifity, but seriously, I think
> we need to help bring about the solutions to the problems we believe exist.
> If you're willing to boycott the challenge on account of a perceived
> exclusion, I hope you're willing to do your part to rectify it on behalf of
> the people you think are at a disadvantage.  That's what the drill sergeant
> so and so would do. *Inside joke.*
>
> Sincerely,
>
> 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 8:30 PM
> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
> Subject: [nabs-l] CAPTCHA Alternatives
>
> Hello again everyone,
>
>     There are all ready alternatives to Visual CAPTCHAS for protecting
> sensitive information and Web resources from being hacked or
> spammed. It's
> called "Word verification." In word verification a user is given a very
> simple question or two to answer for example, "What is today?" The
> individual is then required to type in their answer or is
> presented with a
> list of possible answers to choose from. The user types in the correct
> response or chooses the right one from the list. Assuming they make the
> correct choice they are then granted access to restricted parts
> of a Web
> site or can submit a Web form.
>
>     Word verification utilities have the ability to detect whether the
> response comes from a keyboard or if it is entered by another
> computer, "A
> bot." Once this determination is made the legitimate user can
> submit their
> form or is granted restricted access privileges while the bot
> is denied. I
> have heard from several individuals that have encountered Web
> sites that use
> this kind of verification instead of visual verification
> "CAPTCHAS." And
> best of all word verification can be used audibly or tactually
> and without
> the involvement of third party solvers.
>
> Peter Donahue
>
>
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