RE: Accessibility of Google's new reCAPTCHA


I immediately had the same question when I heard about the new reCAPTCHA from Google. I haven't done my own independent testing yet, but, this article  ... seems to indicate that there is significantly improved accessibility... mostly because of the way Google is determining whether a user is human or not, through some typical complex Google algorithm. Of course, if the algorithm fails, it defaults to the old way, so there would still be accessibility limitations.

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From: Williams, William R -FS []
Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 2:20 PM
Subject: Accessibility of Google's new reCAPTCHA

While this is a somewhat new approach to the CAPTCHA dilemna, I am wondering if anyone has enough experience with thi "solution" to determine whether or not accessibility issues, especially for users of AT, continue to be present? Apparently, Wordpress and other sites have started using it. Here's some relevant URLs:

Thanks for any help that you can provide ... it's appreciated!

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