Re: new facebook captcha

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In the US somebody needs to invoke the ADA and make it public I think. Sounds like a cock up to me. I boycott sites that routinely use these. I encountered one the other day on Amazon Alexa, but logging in in a different way did not present it

It said, please click on the picture with a house in it, Like what?

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Governor staten" <@Govsta>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, September 01, 2018 3:36 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] new facebook captcha

I wrote this little ditty to Facebook accessibility. I had the wrong
address. However, I have commented on a Facebook post about this captcha
issue. What I wrote follows. It probalby isn't perfect in tone.

"Hello. My name is Governor Staten. I'm sending this to remonstrate with
you about this new captcha that has been implemented to prevent fake
accounts. I"m a totally blind user, and this captcha is completely
impossible for me to solve without sighted assistance, or some other
tool I cannot yet access. I use your service every single day. Some
things I do on it are deemed as essential to me, my friends, and
organizations I am a part of.

Why is there no alternative given to make it possible for the blind to
solve this captcha, therefore proving that we are not a spam account,
and also proving we are human? Why is it that not being able to solve a
purely visual construct makes us not human? It is honestly quite
degrading to have it implied that because I cannot solve this captcha
that I could be considered a spam account and not a real human being,
the same human being who is writing this email to you. This issue is
urgent and must be solved immediately!!!

Someone that is as dedicated to accessibility as your organization
evidently is should not be making such errors as the one mentioned
above. There are a few ways in which this can be solved. For instance,
an audio captcha, or asking a question that we can then answer, proving
we are human. One more way that I have just contemplated is to use the
code generator to provide the answer to the captcha. Have a mode in
which it provides these answers if you are blind and/or visually
impaired. I'm sure there are other quite inventive ways I haven't yet
thought of that could be used as well.

This is all to say that something must be done at your soonest
opportunity to do so. I hope that this is not long languishing in a pile
that is not urgent or not looked at."


On 8/31/2018 10:23 PM, Lino Morales wrote:

Yes Govsta and it sucks.

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*From:* <> on behalf of
Governor staten <@Govsta>
*Sent:* Friday, August 31, 2018 10:00:49 PM
*Subject:* [nvda] new facebook captcha
Hello list. It now appears that Facebook is using a new captcha to prove
your account isn't spam. It's not the easiest thing in the world to
solve captchas at this time. I'm not willing to run an older version of
a browser to do so.

Another thing is that Facebook should make this test possible for the
blind to pass without much hassle. Has anyone else seen this new test
pop up? These things say we're not human because we can't read or solve
a picture puzzle. How ridiculous!!!

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