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reCAPTCHA replacement


From: Nancy Johnson
Date: Jun 30, 2015 8:53AM

ReCaptcha update? . Does Google intend to fix the issues?
Recommendations? What is the mobile experience with the images?

I just tried Patrick's sample on my desktoup. After refreshing maybe
twice, the the mobile version verification displayed.
The images were totally inaccessible using tab key, arrows and space
bar. The focus went to the icons at the bottom of the page.

When I selected the headphones and listened with NVDA, the
background noise was so bad I could not hear the numbers using
different browsers trying several times. I was never able to hear the
correct numbers.

I have a mid-range hearing loss, with hearing aids and some issues
with digital but wouldn't call it severe.

This version is a big draw because it eliminates the numbers..

Thanks Nancy

On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 10:50 PM, Randy Pope < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Speaking as a deaf-blind person, both legally blind with little sight and
> deaf, I just did a quick review of Google new replacement.
> Firefox: When I first click on the link, I got this checkbox message asking
> me if I'm not a robot. I click that and it appears I got through. No
> graphic photo or CAPTCHA to deal with. That's good. Five minutes later I
> again test the site but this time the old reCAPTCHA appeared on the screen
> which required me to type in the information on the image. Since I cannot
> see the screen well enough, I was unable to type in the information, I'm
> also deaf which may the audio challenge completely useless for me.
> IE 11: I follow the same steps as I did with Firefox and got the same
> result. I have tried closing IE and click on the same link at different
> time, ten minute apart and still got the same result.
> To me this Google new replacement remains to be inaccessible for the people
> who are deaf-blind. Thank you, Alastair, for sharing this link. This
> information has re-generated my energy and reinforce my belief against
> CAPTCHA in any form.
> Randy Pope
> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Alastair Campbell
> Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2014 9:11 AM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: [WebAIM] reCAPTCHA replacement
> Interesting post from Google on their update/replacement for re-CAPTCHA:
> http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/are-you-robot-introduci
> ng-no-captcha.html
> The short story is that they are replacing the current CAPTCHA method
> (distorted image-text or distorted audio) with a simple tickbox for "I am
> not a robot". They then use some heuristics based on IP address, browser
> config, mouse pointer behaviour etc. to guess if you are a robot.
> That bit about using mouse movements to analyse your human-ness obviously
> rang alarm bells, and I couldn't find an example easily, so I created one
> here:
> https://alastairc.ac/testing/recaptcha-test.html
> At first glance, it is keyboard accessible, has appropriate ARIA attributes
> (which are needed as they use a span for a checkbox), and it didn't fail
> when I only used the keyboard.
> Overall, it looks like an important improvement from an accessibility point
> of view. If the heuristics fail you then you get the traditional CAPTCHA
> approach, however, that should be a lot less frequent.
> It would be interesting to see how the image-matching version works from an
> accessibility point of view, I didn't find a way to trigger that within my
> lunch break.
> -Alastair
> PS. Alt text for the images in the blog post:
> 1. A traditional CAPTCHA where you have to type in the distorted words
> shown, or choose the audio option.
> 2. An animated image showing a checkbox with label "I'm not a robot", and
> the reCAPTCHA logo.
> 3. The checkbox shows the traditional method underneath.
> 4 & 5. Two examples of the checkbox showing an image of a cat, and then nine
> images underneath that to match against.
> > > messages to <EMAIL REMOVED>
> > >