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RE: example of accessible captcha?

From: Karen Lewellen <klewellen@shellworld.net>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:27:53 -0500 (EST)
To: "Sean Murphy (seanmmur)" <seanmmur@cisco.com>
cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1701311818340.4971@server2.shellworld.net>
Hi sean,
I personally dislike the text message idea for two reasons.
first, you must provide your cell number, which if the site in question 
becomes compromised  creates issues.
second and most important though that method assumes that both a phone  is 
available, and a phone with easy to access text messaging.
I knew someone experiencing sight loss who got kicked out of the low cost 
American cell phone  program because their provider called assurance 
wireless  used  text messages to contact members.  The phone provided in the program had no accessible features so...they lost their service because 
they could not  read the screen.
I believe Google is behind recaptcha.  If they no longer encourage the 
visual captcha, then recaptcha should not create as much.
I agree totally with you about the audio editions of the challenges for 
many reasons.  those are a poor solution  in my experiences as well.

On Tue, 31 Jan 2017, Sean Murphy (seanmmur) wrote:

> Karen,
> I like the concept of sites which use text messages that appear on your phone. Then you enter in the number they provide as the challenge.
> Audio caption solutions in my book are a negative experience because if you cannot understand the audio output. Then you cannot complete the form. As most audio challenges are distorted audio in the first place. I and quite a lot of others find this method of authentication very poor. This is of course to address the vision impairment community who cannot se the challenge graphic.
> There was an article I read ages ago where I think google had developed a method of not requiring the graphical challenge at all and used a completely different method. I went looking for the article and cannot find it. :-)
> Sean Murphy
> Accessibility Software engineer
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Karen Lewellen [mailto:klewellen@shellworld.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, 1 February 2017 6:12 AM
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: example of accessible captcha?
> Greetings all,
> I seek a site that uses a captcha which does not involve an image.  by which I mean one using a math problem, or some other  interaction that differs from the letter number things often used.
> Ideas?
> Thanks,
> Karen
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