[bct] Re: Fw: Please provide accessible alternative to visual verification at Libsyn.

  • From: "Jamie Pauls" <jamiepauls@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 13:52:29 -0600

I was going to look there today but hadn't had a chance. Thanks. Hope. I
appreciate that. I'll fix it as soon as I can sit at my computer for a few
minutes this evening or tomorrow morning.


From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Hope Povenmire
Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2006 8:11 PM
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bct] Re: Fw: Please provide accessible alternative to visual
verification at Libsyn.

Hi Darrell,
I use Libsyn for my blog/podcast, and actually, there is a way around the
visual verification, which is why I applauded Libsyn from the beginning.  In
the settings tab, there is a checkbox that says use the spam deterrent for
comment posting, and you can uncheck that box which then lets anyone publish
a comment without any horrid characters to enter.
Thought this would be useful.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Darrell  <mailto:nu7i@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Shandrow 
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Cc: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2006 11:18 AM
Subject: [bct] Fw: Please provide accessible alternative to visual
verification at Libsyn.

Hi All,
Libsyn has implemented visual verification without accessibility for comment
posting in their hosted podcasts.  A number of blindcasters use this
service.  Please follow my lead in writing a letter of your own to
support@xxxxxxxxxx asking for a positive resolution to this important issue.

Also, for those of you who have not already done so, please visit
http://www.petitiononline.com/captcha and sign the Google Word Verification
Accessibility Petition.
All the best,
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Darrell Shandrow <mailto:nu7i@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>  
To: support@xxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2006 9:06 AM
Subject: Please provide accessible alternative to visual verification at

Dear Libsyn Support,
I am a blind podcast listener.  While looking at the shownotes for one of my
favorite podcasts hosted by your company, I noticed that I am not currently
permitted to post comments to the associated blog due to the implementation
of visual verification without an accessible alternative.  Please consider
implementing an accessible alternative.  The current state of the art is
audio playback of the characters to be entered, but more innovative
solutions, such as answering a challenge question or perhaps e-mail
verification of some kind, would allow even greater access while still
protecting your security.
Please don't continue locking out a significant number of podcast listeners.
I urge you to promptly provide an accessible alternative to your visual
verification scheme.  The blind community would stand ready to assist with
the implementation and testing of a workable solution.  I look forward to
your company's prompt, positive response to this matter.
All the best,
Darrell Shandrow - Shandrow Communications!
Technology consultant/instructor, network/systems administrator!
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