Re: Google now has audio captcha

  • From: "Darrell Shandrow" <nu7i@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 18:39:26 -0700

Hi Peter,

I fear that a lot more R&D energy is going to have to be expended in order to achieve a CAPTCHA that is truly accessible to all. In the case of Google, though they are finally getting the job done, it is also clear they are probably not going to be taking a position of leadership in this area, instead just following the footsteps of others by providing an audio CAPTCHA. I must say, however, that I have tried the audio verification scheme, and do like it quite a lot. The distortion isn't ridiculous, and there's no extra window to deal with, especially good for novice tech users.

Darrell Shandrow - Shandrow Communications!
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Peter Donahue" <pdonahue1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 10:57 AM
Subject: RE: Google now has audio captcha

Hello everyone,

This is great for one who is blind, but not good news for someone who is
both deaf and blind. A solution needs to be developed to benefit these
folks as well as those who are blind only.

Peter Donahue

-----Original Message-----
From: blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of BlindTech of
Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 8:39 AM
To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Google now has audio captcha

congrads darel ! although I disagree with allot of you windows screen reader users on how much you really stand for accessability for all blind, including those of us who might not use windows or what ever.

I got to give darel allot of respect for his hard work. Thank you darel.
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On Apr 10, 2006, at 10:06 PM, Jeff Bishop wrote:

Indeed.  Darrell deserves much of this credit, good going dude!!!

-----Original Message----- From: blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Chris Skarstad Sent: Monday, April 10, 2006 10:02 PM To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Google now has audio captcha

Hey, I'm surprised this hasn't been posted yet,
Google has done it! Now when you create a google account for Gmail,
account or for google groups, the captcha also has an audio
gotta congratulate Darrel Shandrow and everybody for signing the
accessibility petition.  I guess hard work really does pay off.

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