Re: accessibility training is important too.

Ervin, Glenn

My cable company & ISP has problems with using captchas that don't work as far as the audio part. I have suggested using a simple math problem in words, like
What is three plus one?
But they haven't changed. One of their pages don't even offer an audio challenge, and like I mentioned, the ones it does offer, don't work, that is, no audio comes, and the download file is a recording of a long phrase, and they said that is from someone attacking the page or something like that.
The workers seem to understand a person using a screenreader, in fact, one told me that they had an employee who uses a screenreader, and they did not realize that captchas would be a problem for her.
All that, and yet they still have not fixed the captcha problem.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of brian
Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2018 1:43 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] accessibility training is important too.

    I have incountered this with both Att and Comcast.  They are forigners who can't speak or undrstand englih well.  I told them that I am blind so I can't tell you if their are lights on or what color they are.  With att's connect tech they would not even stay on the phone with me.  I told them that if you don't then you can't ask me anything as I could not read the chat window.  They even said that after I told them that I was blind that if I wanted to end the session that I should just click on the red x.  How do they think that I will  know whear the red x is if I can't see? Why is it so hard to understand what blind is.  I guess I will have to just spell it out for them.  I am totally blind that means that I can't see anything not even light or any shadows. If they can't comprehend that then they have no business working in tech support.

Brian Sackrider

On 6/24/2018 5:30 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
Yes indeed. I do find it almost ridiculous that, for example my
internet company have me flagged as blind, and generally help me with
things that they screw up, rather than un screwing them up, if that is
a word, but also continue to put me through to the people who cannot
function without knowing what a light is doing on a router, even
though I'm deep inside the control panel of said router and can read
them any parameter they wish to know about.
There should just be a one line addition to their script. If this
person is blind,  push to level 2 or whatever its called. these people
do exist, but often the person at the start is unaware of what
blindness means or is  just thick. I'm sorry but that is what I feel.
Rocket science it is not.

Sent via blueyonder.
Please address personal E-mail to:-
briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
in the display name field.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Robert Kingett"
To: <games_access@...>; "Top tech editorial"
<topdot@...>; <>; <>
Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2018 12:51 AM
Subject: [nvda] accessibility training is important too.

In this post, I detail an experience talking to Microsoft's
disability answer desk and talk about the importance of using
disability language when interacting with a disabled customer,
especially if you are operating disability support. Feel free to
share widely.

Join to automatically receive all group messages.