[nabs-l] CAPTCHA Alternatives

sarah.jevnikar at utoronto.ca sarah.jevnikar at utoronto.ca
Wed Aug 11 01:49:59 UTC 2010


I know I am clogging the list but this is getting ridiculous. Many  
times in this discussion it was said that audio capchias do nothing  
for the deaf-blind. Please read threads before posting.


Quoting Courtney Stover <liamskitten at gmail.com>:

> 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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