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Re: keep CAPTCHA out of HTML5

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 18:10:43 -0500
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa1003171610j1a3e8710wf2170e1e65dd5265@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, public-html-a11y@w3.org
Hi Steve,

> I am happy to modify the example to include warnings about the
> essential inaccessibility of captcha and recommend it not be used,

That would be great, Steve. Do people have suggested text for Steve to
work with? The CAPTCHA section is at:

Maybe linking to Matt's "Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA Alternatives to
Visual Turing Tests on the Web" would help too.

> but think
> that for cases when it is used, advice on how to make it accessible as
> possible is still a good thing.

Excellent point.

Best Regards,

Laura L. Carlson
Received on Wednesday, 17 March 2010 23:11:10 UTC

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