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Re: Accessible CAPTCHA


From: Geof Collis
Date: Jul 2, 2009 2:00PM

Well with the audio ones I have come across I dont find them very
accessible either, scrap them altogether.



At 02:02 PM 7/2/2009, you wrote:
>Mike Moore wrote:
>"Not to be a stick in the mud, but how exactly would this work for someone
>who was deaf/blind. I continue to maintain that there is no such thing as an
>accessible CAPTCHA."
>Agreed, it seems many think offering audio as an alternative solves all.
>-----Original Message-----
>[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Randi Oomens
>Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 4:38 PM
>To: WebAIM Discussion List
>Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Accessible CAPTCHA
>We had a huge discussion on this some months ago, about how to develop
>an accessible CAPTCHA. There were some good ideas, but all could still
>be broken.
>I actually found my first ever accessible audible CAPTCHA on mlb.com,
>when I was voting for the allstar game. It said the numbers and letter
>perfectly clear, and when you click listen, it put the cursor right in
>the text edit box, so I could type immediately. Not sure how their
>visible one is. However, it seems like this could easily be broken by
>a bot, as the bots can now do the audible CAPTCHAS.
>Makes you wonder how fair the voting for the allstar game will be. ;)
>But, I am highly impressed with the measures mlb.com is taking for
>I just had a rant about these stupid things when I was trying to get a
>Windows Live ID for the chat program. Couldn't do it.