[nabs-l] CAPTCHA Alternatives

Jewel S. herekittykat2 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 12 02:54:33 UTC 2010


I have encountered just such a word verification on a website for a
collection of tex-tbased roleplaying games by Skotos,
Inc.(www.skotos.net). For their forum registration, they require you
to do a word verification, which is often "What is 4 pouls 9?" or
something similar. It is text only, so my screenreader can read it
just fine, and I've never had troulbe determining the answer.

I don't see why all sites don't use word verification versus visual
capchas...they are much easier to use for everyone, not just the
blind. As a sighted person, I always preferred this question and
answer.

My two cents,
Jewel

On 8/11/10, RJ Sandefur <joltingjacksandefur at gmail.com> wrote:
> Amen You hit the nail right on the head! Thanks! RJ
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jamie Principato" <blackbyrdfly at gmail.com>
> To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list"
> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 4:28 PM
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] CAPTCHA Alternatives
>
>
>> 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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