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From: John E. Brandt
Date: Mar 23, 2009 11:30AM


Randi

CAPTCHA is an acronym for "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell
Computers and Humans Apart." They have been a burr in the backside for some
time. I am not sure if there is a universally acceptable solution yet, but
your idea of a simple question that a robot could not correctly reply to has
been suggested.

Here is a nice review of the issue dating back to 2005
http://www.standards-schmandards.com/2005/captcha/

You can also search through Google using the terms "accessible captcha" and
read some of the other articles about this.

I'm not sure what to do about the Twitter thing. I listed to the auditory
captcha and couldn't figure out what they were saying. Maybe Dennis Lembree
who developed Accessible Twitter has a solution - you can reach him at
<EMAIL REMOVED>

~j

John E. Brandt
Web Design, Development, Consultation
Augusta, Maine USA
www.jebswebs.com
<EMAIL REMOVED>
207-622-7937 

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Sent: Monday, March 23, 2009 12:55 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: [WebAIM] Captia/security boxes

Hi all,

I'm sure you're familiar with those stupid captia boxes, where you
must type the letters you see to prove you'r not a spammer. Most have
a "listen to this" option but I haven't even figured those out. I
tried to sign up for a twitter and could not get past their listen
option. It says to type the 2 words, but it gives me an entire phrase
when I listen. Does anyone know a work around?

Also, I've heard of some sites simply asking a question like, what
color is grass? If I were to write to sites that have these
inaccessible or confusing captias, might I suggest an alternative? Are
the open to that sort of thing? I had a sighted friend help set up
Facebook, and they have an option to reply to a text message to
eliminate further captias. This is great, but I needed a sighted
person to help set it up.

I'd like to get a twitter to see what all the fuss is about, but I'm stuck.

Thanks,
Randi

--
I'm not disabled, my eyes are. ;)