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Re: study on audio captchas seeking participants


From: Randall Pope
Date: Jun 19, 2008 9:20AM

Hi Emma,

Thank you for asking. I have to depend on someone to read any captchas for
me. I cannot hear the audio well enough to understand it. That's why I
have always been against using captchas on any website, not to mention some
security issues associate with it.


-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Emma
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 10:44 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] study on audio captchas seeking participants

2008/6/19 Randall Pope < <EMAIL REMOVED> >:
> I'm DeafBlind and unfortunately unable to participate in this research
> because it's required sound to complete the survey. Sigh.
> Randy Pope
> American Association of the Deaf-Blind

Are there any captchas that you can use, Randy, other than the sort
that ask you to key in the colour of the sky/ the answer to 6+7 etc.?
As someone with perfectly normal sight & hearing, I find those by far
and a way the easiest to use - there are some (I've an idea that
YouTube is one), that I have to try about 5 times before I manage to
guess right! Given the nature of the questions that they ask, I'd have
thought that most users with a cognitive disability would be able to
answer them, as they're fairly straight forward - I'd have thought
that users with severe / complex learning difficulties would probably
not find the sites usable anyway.

Emma Duke-Williams:
School of Computing/ Faculty eLearning Co-ordinator.
Blog: http://userweb.port.ac.uk/~duke-wie/blog/