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

  • From: "Slade Sellers" <sladesell@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 1 May 2007 22:56:15 -0500


hey,
I was starting to feel as if I was the only one. I do feel better although I'm out of ideas to be honest. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Darrell Shandrow" <nu7i@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 10:25 PM
Subject: 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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