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Re: keep CAPTCHA out of HTML5

From: Matt May <mattmay@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 15:29:35 -0700
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
CC: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <22817A6E-133C-4F56-8B29-B8E1BDC67E5A@adobe.com>
On Mar 17, 2010, at 5:24 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
> Maybe we could propose to add a sentence underneath that example to
> state that the use of CAPTCHAs is not encouraged by the W3C for all
> the reasons mentioned here? Namely it's just "security by obscurity",
> people have problems deciphering them and deaf-blind users have no
> means of dealing with them (at least until the introduction of a
> braille dimension to CAPTCHAs).

The W3C has already published a Note on the subject:


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