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Re: Captia/security boxes
From: Owens, Parker
Date: Mar 23, 2009 1:10PM
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There is a plug in for Mozilla called WebVisum that works really well to decode visual captchas and return code to you.
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From: Randi [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Monday, March 23, 2009 12:55 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: [WebAIM] Captia/security boxes
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.
I'm not disabled, my eyes are. ;)