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Re: Captia/security boxes


From: Randi
Date: Mar 23, 2009 1:05PM

Hmmm I wonder if there is one for Safari? I don't use Mozilla, in fact
I think its incapatible with Voiceover.

On 3/23/09, Randi < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Thank you everyone for your replies. I'm going to email the accessible
> twitter guy and see what he says. I'm glad I now know the acronym for
> those gnarly boxes haha. I will be thinking of ideas for another way
> to prevent spammers.
> It used to happen on myspace all the time even though they had the
> boxes. You'd get a post from someone and if you followed the link it
> allowed for phishing. So I'm familiear with why they use them but man
> they're next to impossible. With the Twitter listen to option, I could
> make out the words, but it gave a whole phrase, yet only wanted 2
> words typed so it just didn't work. I'll write that guy and see what
> he says.
> Seriously, I think the asking of a simple question would solve
> it....are computers that smart?
> On 3/23/09, Stephan Wehner < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 9:55 AM, Randi < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I'm sure you're familiar with those stupid captia boxes, where you
>> CAPTCHA is an acronym for
>> Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans
>> Apart
>> wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captcha
>>> 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 think most sites would be open to a suggestion. But it is not known
>> how to solve the problem.
>> The problem is that spammers target websites that perform automated
>> comment-posts or automated sign-ups.
>> Their programs post all kinds of nonsense comments or articles, often
>> with links to irrelevant sites that they operate.
>> (I'm sorry I couldn't find an example victim site for you)
>> Websites of course want ordinary people to contribute or sign-up, but
>> how does one recognize and block spammers?
>> The ordinary CAPTCHA's you mention kind of work for sighted people,
>> but not that well either.
>> How to allow the blind to participate while preventing spammers? If
>> you have an idea, feel free to let me know (or this list)
>> Stephan
>>> 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. ;)