Re: Google now has audio captcha

  • From: "Vince Thacker" <vince@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2006 17:55:32 +0100

Hi Paul,

You could fix it by starting Windows Media Player and using Tools/Options/File Typesand checking all the types of file you want Media Player, not Real Player, to play.

All these media players seems to have imperialist designs on your desktop!

Vince

----- Original Message ----- From: "Paul Porter" <surfport@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, April 16, 2006 7:32 AM
Subject: Re: Google now has audio captcha



i have a problem with the google audio message. On two machines running xp Realplayer is brought up when I click on the link but I get a message saying realplayer needs to update to play this audio. It then tries to find a plug-in but there isn't one. I think it's a wav file that plays so realplayer should be able to cope.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Steve Holmes" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, April 16, 2006 6:37 AM
Subject: Re: Google now has audio captcha



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You simply click the link that offers an audio version of the characters
shown on the screen.  It is in the same area as where you enter the
characters.  It is quite strait forward and if you by chance don't
remember all the characters and wanna hear them again before entering
them, just click the same link again and the chars will speak again and
won't change.  I think they would change if you entered something
incorrectly though.  It really is quite easy to use.

On Fri, Apr 14, 2006 at 07:45:57AM -0700, Robert Acosta wrote:
So how does one work the audio in Google?
----- Original Message ----- From: "Vince Thacker" <vince@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 5:26 PM
Subject: Re: Google now has audio captcha



>Steve, I really agree with your approach to this, and would say a short
>letter to Google congratulating them on behalf of all those who >supported
>the petition would be a good idea. We definitely need to be critical
>sometimes of the way corporations behave, but at the same time when >they
>get it right, it is surely worth supporting good behaviour as well as
>drawing attention to the bad.
>
>Vince.
>----- Original Message ----- >From: "Steve Holmes" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 3:20 PM
>Subject: Re: Google now has audio captcha
>
>
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>>Boy, if that petition is sent now, some language mods would surely be >>in
>>order. Nothing like the cart before the horse:).
>>
>>Perhaps some language explaining the past situations but recognizing
>>that the latest changes are welcomed but we want a voice in future
>>designs and maybe some way to narrow down the focus on current
>>outstanding accessibility issues. I'm willing to bet that everyone >>who
>>has signed this petition would implicitly agree with a big "Thank you"
>>being added to the changes made thus far. Maybe this could be a way >>to
>>bring to Google's attention that thousands of blind people wish to use
>>their services.
>>
>>I know that Google tends to be secretive with their future designs and
>>planning but we need timely input. Hiring programmers focusing
>>specifically on accessibility issues is an excellent way to start. I
>>rambled around here on this one but I would hate to see the petition >>go
>>to waste but it can't be sent to them now in its present state; that
>>would imply that nobody acknoledges the latest changes made. It could
>>cary two messages: "Thaks, keep up the good work, but we need more:)".
>>
>>On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 07:36:45AM -0700, Darrell Shandrow wrote:
>>>Hi Steve,
>>>
>>>The petition has actually not yet been turned in to Google. It >>>hasn't
>>>yet
>>>been closed, either. It remains open for new signers. I do need to
>>>make
>>>some decisions very soon. Should I go ahead with sending it to >>>Google
>>>in
>>>some form? Should I just close the petition and be done with it?
>>>Should I
>>>keep it open for any reason?
>>>
>>>I'll appreciate any input on this.
>>>
>>>Thanks.
>>>
>>>Darrell Shandrow - Shandrow Communications!
>>>Technology consultant/instructor, network/systems administrator!
>>>A+, CSSA, Network+!
>>>Visit http://www.petitiononline.com/captcha and sign the Google Word
>>>Verification Accessibility Petition today!
>>>Information should be accessible to us without need of translation by
>>>another person.
>>>Blind Access Journal blog and podcast: >>>http://www.blindaccessjournal.com
>>>----- Original Message ----- >>>From: "Steve Holmes" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2006 7:14 AM
>>>Subject: Re: Google now has audio captcha
>>>
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>>>>Tell me, Was this petition already turned into Google or did this
>>>>happen
>>>>before it could be unleashed? Just curious. I never heard if/when >>>>it
>>>>was passed on to Google to show our strength.
>>>>
>>>>Yes, I agree about getting the deaf - blind included but then again, >>>>I
>>>>hope some public appreciation can be expressed for this first big >>>>mile
>>>>stone. I can easily see where granting access to one population
>>>>segment
>>>>leads to an ice berg effect. As we keep chipping off more ice, more
>>>>other groups or segments can be exposed seemingly with no end in >>>>sight.
>>>>Like with this word verification thing; the best cure for all would >>>>be
>>>>to do away with it entirely. Well since so many people like this >>>>fad,
>>>>we're kinda stuck with it so this audio deal is a good start. I was
>>>>thinking deaf/blind folks could use a braille display but I can see
>>>>already that that wouldn't work for the same reason our screen >>>>readers
>>>>can't rendor the CAPTCHA either <sigh>.
>>>>
>>>>On Tue, Apr 11, 2006 at 06:34:28PM -0700, Darrell Shandrow wrote:
>>>>>Hi all,
>>>>>
>>>>>Thanks, everyone, for all the great positive sentiment, but, >>>>>really, I
>>>>>didn't do much other than cause a bunch of trouble with that >>>>>annoying
>>>>>Google Word Verification Accessibility Petition and other things...
>>>>>:-)
>>>>>If something I did made some sort of difference to improve
>>>>>accessibility,
>>>>>well, maybe it was worth it then. Thanks to Jeff, Shane, Susan, >>>>>Tari,
>>>>>Jamal and many others for all their grassroots hard work in
>>>>>supporting a
>>>>>positive accessibility outcome. There's still quite a distance to
>>>>>travel, so we can't sit on our laurels... :-)
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>Darrell Shandrow - Shandrow Communications!
>>>>>Technology consultant/instructor, network/systems administrator!
>>>>>A+, CSSA, Network+!
>>>>>Visit http://www.petitiononline.com/captcha and sign the Google >>>>>Word
>>>>>Verification Accessibility Petition today!
>>>>>Information should be accessible to us without need of translation >>>>>by
>>>>>another person.
>>>>>Blind Access Journal blog and podcast:
>>>>>http://www.blindaccessjournal.com
>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- >>>>> From: Gary Wood
>>>>> To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>> Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 11:11 AM
>>>>> Subject: Re: Google now has audio captcha
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Well I want to thank Darrel for his work in getting this >>>>> underway.
>>>>>Maybe if we keep at it, then others will follow! We can't afford >>>>>to
>>>>>rest
>>>>>until others get in line to make word verification accessible!
>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- >>>>> From: Shelly
>>>>> To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>> Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 12:54 PM
>>>>> Subject: Re: Google now has audio captcha
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> This is tremendous news! I just tried it, and will be putting a
>>>>> short
>>>>>segment into my next podcast.
>>>>>
>>>>> As part of the segment, I went to a Blogger blog whose owner >>>>> uses
>>>>>word verification to prevent comment spam. Unfortunately, Blogger >>>>>does
>>>>>not appear to have implemented an audio verification option. Does
>>>>>anyone
>>>>>know if this addition is planned?
>>>>>
>>>>> -shelly
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On 4/11/06, Shane Jackson <jack728@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>> You got it, Jeff. Hats off to Darrell; big time!!! This is
>>>>>totally cool!!!
>>>>>
>>>>> Shane Jackson
>>>>> Hoover, Alabama, USA.
>>>>> Amateur Radio Station: K4JSJ
>>>>> MSN: jack728@xxxxxxxxx
>>>>> Skype: cadal728
>>>>> Web Site: http://www.shanejackson.net
>>>>> Podcast: http://feeds.feedburner.com/Shaneslivejournal
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> -- >>>>> Shelly Brisbin, Writer, Editor, Geek for Hire
>>>>>
>>>>> Shelly's Podcast: http://shellyspodcast.com
>>>>> Hollywood On The Radio: http://hollywood.libsyn.com
>>>>> Tracy-Hepburn Podcast: http://tracyhepburnpodcast.com
>>>>>
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