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Re: Captia/security boxes

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From: Randi
Date: Mar 23, 2009 3:20PM


I've been emailing with the guy at accessibletwitter.com. He went to
the twitter site to test the whole captcha thing and found the same
problem I did. So he copied his reply to me and my message to
Twitter's CEO. He has made an accessible twitter but I was sad to find
that I cannot sign up on the accessible twitter site, so I'm still
stuck as far as the ability to sign up without a sited person. But he,
we got the CEO invloved. Tee hee, I'm liking this accessibility stuff.

On 3/23/09, Randi < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> 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. ;)
>>>>