RE: Visual Verification: Petition Asks Yahoo to Tear Down "No Blind People Allowed" Sign

  • From: "Debbie Hazelton" <debbiehazelton@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2007 18:22:51 -0400

yeah, got that, but it won't take a password any way I have tried.
Not sure what else to do, or where else to just get another email address
with more anonymity.
 

All the best!
Debbie Hazelton:
Helping People Feel Better, one person at a time
Check out my podcast and website:
http://www.debbiehazelton.com <http://www.debbiehazelton.com/> 


 

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From: blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Darrell Shandrow
Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2007 6:16 PM
To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Visual Verification: Petition Asks Yahoo to Tear Down "No Blind
People Allowed" Sign


Hmm.  Google's audio CAPTCHA is all numeric.
 
Please visit http://BlindWebAccess.com and sign the petition asking Yahoo!
to make their CAPTCHA accessible!
Darrell Shandrow - Accessibility Evangelist
Information should be accessible to us without need of translation by
another person.
Blind Access Journal blog and podcast: http://www.blindaccessjournal.com
Check out high quality telecommunications services at http://ld.net/?nu7i

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Debbie Hazelton <mailto:debbiehazelton@xxxxxxxxxxx>  
To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2007 2:58 PM
Subject: RE: Visual Verification: Petition Asks Yahoo to Tear Down "No Blind
People Allowed" Sign

Well, it was odd, kept giving me an error, then it finally went through, at
least that part of it, I hope, but now, no matter what I do, it isn't
recognizing a password. Got more than 6 letters, even added caps and
numbers.  It just won't take it.  I've never seen this problem.
 
 

All the best!
Debbie Hazelton:
Helping People Feel Better, one person at a time
Check out my podcast and website:
http://www.debbiehazelton.com <http://www.debbiehazelton.com/> 


 

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From: blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Darrell Shandrow
Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2007 1:09 PM
To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Visual Verification: Petition Asks Yahoo to Tear Down "No Blind
People Allowed" Sign


Hi Debbie,
 
You want to press enter on the link that says "Listen and type the numbers
you hear".  I just tested it right now, and all is working as expected.
 


Please visit http://BlindWebAccess.com and sign the petition asking Yahoo!
to make their CAPTCHA accessible!
Darrell Shandrow - Accessibility Evangelist
Information should be accessible to us without need of translation by
another person.
Blind Access Journal blog and podcast: http://www.blindaccessjournal.com
Check out high quality telecommunications services at http://ld.net/?nu7i

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Debbie Hazelton <mailto:debbiehazelton@xxxxxxxxxxx>  
To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2007 5:00 AM
Subject: RE: Visual Verification: Petition Asks Yahoo to Tear Down "No Blind
People Allowed" Sign

Ok, and I just tried to set up a Gmail account.  When I got to the visual
verification and clicked on the one for hearing, it did nothing.  It went to
something that talked about hearing, but said to click on the accessibility
icon.  I could not find it.  Doesn't appear to be labeled. I'm just wanting
an alternate email address. gur'r'r'r'r'r'r'r'r'r'r'r'r'r'r
 
 

All the best!
Debbie Hazelton:
Helping People Feel Better, one person at a time
Check out my podcast and website:
http://www.debbiehazelton.com <http://www.debbiehazelton.com/> 


 

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From: blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Steve Holmes
Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2007 4:05 AM
To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Visual Verification: Petition Asks Yahoo to Tear Down "No Blind
People Allowed" Sign



Nah, I fully agree with Darrell on this.  When was the last time you got a
call back from Yahoo to override your CAPTCHA lockout? HMMM? Gee, I tried
several times over the past several years and I got absolutely NONE; that's
right, NONE!.  Like others have said on this list, visual CAPTCHA by
definition discriminates against the blind and anyone who uses it without
alternatives is biggotted!

 


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From: Allison Sheridan [mailto:asheridan@xxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 6:12 AM
To: Darrell Shandrow
Cc: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; jfw-employment@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; BlindNetDaily owners
and primary contributors internal list.; blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx;
friends@xxxxxxxxxxxx; blind_geek_zone@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Visual Verification: Petition Asks Yahoo to Tear Down "No Blind
People Allowed" Sign

 

Darrell - 

 

I'm extremely offended by your description of Yahoo as being like the people
who denied African Americans access during segregation. I understand that
you don't feel the telephone callback scheme is sufficient, but to suggest
that because it's more difficult is the same as segregation is offensive,
AND inaccurate.

 

I won't be signing this one because of the approach you're taking. working
WITH people works better than insulting them and accusing them of egregious
insults.

 

Allison

 

On Jul 15, 2007, at 10:15 PM, Darrell Shandrow wrote:





We ask all of you to review and sign the Yahoo's Accessibility Improvement
Petition at http://www.petitiononline.com/yabvipma/petition.html asking the
company to make an audio alternative to its CAPTCHA available so that the
blind and visually impaired will be permitted timely access to the same
services as those already granted the sighted. The use of a telephone
callback scheme is totally insufficient as it does not grant the same level
of instant access as the sighted and Yahoo personnel 
do not consistently make contact in a timely manner. It is our ongoing
contention that visual only CAPTCHA schemes without at least an accessible
audio
alternative represent "No Blind People Allowed" signs in much the same way
as African-Americans were deliberately denied entry to restaurants and other
similar public accomodations in the era of segregation. We ask Yahoo to
simply fix their grievous error by promptly adding an audio CAPTCHA to all
its
properties as soon as possible as part of the company's ongoing
accessibility initiatives.

Darrell Shandrow - Accessibility Evangelist
Information should be accessible to us without need of translation by
another person.
Blind Access Journal blog and podcast: http://www.blindaccessjournal.com
Check out high quality telecommunications services at http://ld.net/?nu7i

 

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