Re: Google now has audio captcha

  • From: Steve Holmes <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 07:14:22 -0700

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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!
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> Verification Accessibility Petition today!
> Information should be accessible to us without need of translation by another 
> person.
> Blind Access Journal blog and podcast:
>   ----- 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.
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