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Re: Completed Captcha action item 264

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:35:09 +0100
Message-ID: <53D8F48D.1050102@cfit.ie>
To: rcorominas@technosite.es
CC: kunzhang@w3.org, David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>, WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Hi Ramón,

I referred to it merely as an alternative to using CAPTCHAs to perform 
human verification and establish identity.

A preferable one IMHO.


  Corominas wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'm not sure that we can call this an "alternative" to CAPTCHAs. I don't
> think its main purpose is to "tell computers and humans apart", but to
> collect private data that might be used later for other purposes. Indeed
> it has severe privacy implications, and anyway it relies on the user
> having a mobile phone, which may not be the case.
> Of course, the above issues affect all users, so we may consider this
> method to be "accessible", but I would not consider it a valid method to
> replace an otherwsie inaccessible CAPTCHA, which IMO is the definition
> of "alternative". If you completely suppress the CAPTCHA then the new
> method you use is simply a different thing.
> Regards,
> Ramón.
> Joshue replied:
>> Thanks for that Kenny, very useful info and an interesting alternative
>> to CAPTCHAs.
>  >
>  > Kenny wrote:
>  >>
>>> Some of B2C Websites ask for the user to input mobile number (usually
>>> the mobile number also need to confirm when user do initial
>>> registration) when they pay money or make a deal, the system send a text
>>> message with a code to user's mobile device, user input the sending code
>>> to website just confirming he/she is really user also a human.
>>> The blind people just have a mobile with TTS, they are able to use this
>>> kind of Captcha, it is a accessible for people with disabilities, the
>>> problem is, sometimes this method is limited by mobile phone signal, it
>>> is hard to receive text message in anytime and anywhere.
>  >>
>  >> David wrote:
>  >>
>>>> I had an action item to set up a wiki page for Captcha, and populate
>>>> it with Kathy's review. I've added some of my findings also,,. That
>>>> action 264 is now complete... anyone is welcome to edit it.
>>>> https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/wiki/Captcha_Alternatives_and_thoughts.
>>>> http://tinyurl.com/kruqrau
>>>> I left the action item until it's been reviewed...
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