Re: jaws and "enter the text as shown in the box"

Hi Slade,

Yes.  I have also tried contacting the MySpace folks regarding accessible 
CAPTCHAs, and they have also chosen to ignore me.  Maybe it is time for a 
blog post on the journal about it.  Grrr!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Slade Sellers" <sladesell@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 7:57 PM
Subject: Re: jaws and "enter the text as shown in the box"


Well, I was using Myspace fairly easy then folks started complaining of spam
so now every time you make changes the CAPTCHA appears.  I've tried
contacting them but nothing.
Slade



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis" <bhawkeslewis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 5:05 PM
Subject: Re: jaws and "enter the text as shown in the box"


> The term is "image-recognition CAPTCHA".
>
> See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captcha for an overview.
>
> See http://www.captcha.net/ for research into CAPTCHAs.
>
> The whole purpose of a CAPTCHA is to create a problem that only humans can
> solve in order to defeat automated spamming attacks. If a screen reader
> could read a CAPTCHA, then so could a hostile program.
>
> Many sites provide alternatives to image-recognition CAPTCHAs. Sometimes
> you might be asked to listen to an audio CAPTCHA or solve a written
> problem (e.g. enter the answer to 2 + 2). These aren't a complete
> solution, since audio CAPTCHAs can be hard to hear and those with learning
> disabilities or language barriers could struggle with problem-solving.
>
> Many more sites offer a contact form, email address, or telephone number
> to use in order to contact an administrator who can give you access. If
> there isn't one specified as an alternative to the CAPTCHA, look for
> webmaster contact details or general contact details.
>
> If you can't find details and it's an important site, no harm in letting
> us know what that site is so we can have a look too.
>
> --
> Benjamin Hawes-Lewis
>
> Slade Sellers wrote:
>> hey all,
>> sorry I don't know the term to describe these spam filters, although I
>> guess I understand as to why some sites have these boxes.  Anyway, is
>> there a jaws command or trick to getting the text read?
>>
>> I've tried jaws cursor and even attempted the websites page information
>> yet nothing works.
>>
>> And many of these websites don't  have the audio option in case visually
>> impaired folks can't see the text.  Basically, is there a way around
>> these boxes?
>> Thanks,
>> Slade
>
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