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Expressing a view that we will have increasingly
less ability to get as much done doesn't mean someone won't advocate. One
can advocate, optimist or pessimist.
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Sent: Saturday, September 01, 2018 1:26 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] new facebook captcha
Well gee Ron I guess you don’t want to be an advocate for the
blind then huh? I don’t belong to either crazy blindness org, but I’m only 1
individual blind dude and it doesn’t hurt to contact these tech giants with our
concerns regardless of our disability. We need to work with our current admin in
the WH like it or lump it.
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<email@example.com> on behalf of Ron Canazzi
Sent: Saturday, September 1, 2018 2:10:01
Subject: Re: [nvda] new facebook
I hate to be the barer of bad news, but with continued deregulation of the
Internet and an absolute abandonment of accessibility in education by the
current crowd in Washington, I think more and more, such appeals will fall
on deaf ears. We're simply too small a market to justify the
resources to create such accessibility instruments.
On 8/31/2018 10:36 PM, Governor staten
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.
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
Yes Govsta and it sucks.
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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
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"