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Re: Getting past Google captcha [was Re: Free-ARIA mailing list created]

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2008 13:33:15 -0400
To: Aaron M Leventhal <aleventh@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>, w3c-wai-pf@w3.org, w3c-wai-pf-request@w3.org, "wai-xtech@w3.org" <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20080909173315.GG18985@sonata.rednote.net>
Hi, Aaron:

I have a webvisum account and will try that with the visual captcha.
Thanks for the quick followup there.

I have not yet tried the Google audio captcha. My experience was with
mozilla's. My primary computer's hd died las week and I've had to
reinstall. Regretably, while I had most of my data backed up, this did
not yet include my .mozilla. Consequently, I have a heightened interest
in my.foxmarks.com as part of my backup and data sharing strategy.

I must confess that I found myself challenged by the audio captcha. I
consider that I have particularly good hearing. Indeed, perhaps that's
the problem. FYI: I'm attaching the last of the captchas from my little
episode so you can judge for yourself. As I said, I put them in a loop
to try and grok them better.

Janina

Aaron Leventhal writes:
> Apologies, I forgot that Google groups requires a captcha, I've had an 
> account for a while and once you are in, you don't need to do it again.
> FWIW it's a Google captcha, not a Mozilla captcha -- this is not a Mozilla 
> system or even Mozilla-specific mailing list.
> 
> David & Janina, could you try using WebVisum to sign in? As I said, if you 
> do it once you won't have to do it again for this system.
> (Is the Google audio captcha really that bad?)
> 
> - Aaron
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> From:
> Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
> To:
> David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
> Cc:
> w3c-wai-pf@w3.org, wai-xtech@w3.org, Aaron M Leventhal/Cambridge/IBM@IBMUS
> Date:
> 09/09/2008 06:42 PM
> Subject:
> Re: Free-ARIA mailing list created
> 
> 
> 
> 
> David Poehlman writes:
> > 
> > I don't have an account, can't see the image or comprehend the audio.
> > 
> Indeed. Yesterday, I tried for almost an hour to satisfy the audio
> captcha Mozilla profers. I eventually gave up. Guess I'm not human!
> <grin>
> 
> In my case I was trying to register for an account re My Foxmarks--but I
> suspect the problem Dave ran into is similar. Some numbers were
> understandable. But others were so distorted it was hard to judge
> whether they were intentional distortion or part of the captcha
> response. Not knowing even how many chars were expected in the response
> made it very hard for me. I went so far as to save the audio and play it
> repeatedly in a bash script. Still no joy.
> 
> To add insult to injury, the result of failing to answer the captcha
> correctly was not another opportunity to get it right. Rather, it was a
> zero'd form that had to be filled out from the top all over again. As I
> write this, I'm amazed I hung in trying as long as I did.
> 
> Janina
> 
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Aaron M Leventhal" <aleventh@us.ibm.com>
> > To: <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>; <wai-xtech@w3.org>
> > Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 5:27 AM
> > Subject: Free-ARIA mailing list created
> > 
> > 
> > http://groups.google.com/group/free-aria
> > 
> > This group is for developers and testers who want to help provide free 
> > tools and resources for the advancement of WAI-ARIA.
> > 
> > Some of the free stuff being worked on:
> > * JavaScript toolkits
> > * Testing tools for authors
> > * Testcases
> > * Training materials
> > * Browsers
> > * Assistive technologies
> > 
> > Feel free to join if you want to be part of the larger community effort.
> > 
> > - Aaron
> 
> -- 
> 
> Janina Sajka,            Phone:          +1.202.595.7777; 
> sip:janina@a11y.org
> Partner, Capital Accessibility LLC               
> http://CapitalAccessibility.Com
> 
> Marketing the Owasys 22C talking screenless cell phone in the U.S. and 
> Canada
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> 
> Chair, Open Accessibility                janina@a11y.org 
> Linux Foundation                                 http://a11y.org
> 
> 
> 

-- 

Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.202.595.7777;	sip:janina@a11y.org
Partner, Capital Accessibility LLC	http://CapitalAccessibility.Com

Marketing the Owasys 22C talking screenless cell phone in the U.S. and Canada
Learn more at http://ScreenlessPhone.Com

Chair, Open Accessibility	janina@a11y.org	
Linux Foundation		http://a11y.org


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