[nabs-l] CAPTCHA Alternatives

Darrell Shandrow darrell.shandrow at gmail.com
Wed Aug 11 20:34:37 UTC 2010


  Hello Jamie,

At this time, Solona has one critical flaw. It isn't always available 
because there aren't always sighted volunteers logged in ready to solve 
the CAPTCHAs.

As long as this remains the case, Solona is not acceptable as a complete 
alternative that would let any website operator off the hook for their 
obligations to ensure their CAPTCHA doesn't exclude anyone.

Now, the only way I'd say a company might be able to claim Solona lets 
them off the hook would be if they acted to ensure full and permanent 
funding for the service and they also provided enough time from paid 
employees to ensure Solona had an operator online and ready at all times.

That's a pretty tall tale though.

On 8/11/2010 1:28 PM, Jamie Principato wrote:
> Alright, I've been following this thread for a while, and this is kind of
> ridiculous. Can someone please tell me why you can't just use Solona to
> solve the capchas? You can't say it's the principal of the thing because as
> we speak, we're all using some outside alternative to access our computers
> (unless you're on a mac, of course), so why not just use Solona as a tool,
> just like Jaws or a braille display, and get past this accessibility
> hurdle?
>
>
> On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 11:59 AM, Peter Donahue<pdonahue1 at sbcglobal.net>wrote:
>
>> Hello David and everyone,
>>
>>     And I repeatedly pointed out that one with a hearing impairment cannot
>> use audio captchas. Had folks read my messages more carefully and paid
>> attention to the fact that I'm one of those with a hearing disorder I
>> wouldn't have had to go over the top. Anyway enough of this lot.
>>
>> Peter Donahue
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "David Dunphy"<djdrocks4ever at gmail.com>
>> To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list"
>> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 10:07 PM
>> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] CAPTCHA Alternatives
>>
>>
>> Yo Peter, you don't have to be nasty like you are on Pad and other lists
>> I've seen you on. People are just pointing out to you the other ways this
>> problem can and are being handled.
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>> ----- 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 9:51 PM
>> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] CAPTCHA Alternatives
>>
>>
>>> Hello everyone,
>>>
>>>     How many times do I need to repeat myself? Audio CAPTCHA technology
>>> will
>>> not work for those with hearing impairments or who are deaf-blind! Much a
>>> do
>>> has been made over auditory CAPTCHA solutions but this does nothing to
>>> help
>>> those with hearing loss. Future solutions need to include this group of
>>> individuals. Sorry but this audio captcha stuff is getting old even
>> though
>>> I
>>> said several times that those with hearing loss are still locked out of
>>> certain Web resources due to captchas of any kind.
>>>
>>> Peter Donahue
>>>
>>>
>>>
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