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Yahoo is probably going to be sued?
CAPTCHAS means innaccessibility for the blind?
bwnbwn




msg:3078805
 1:47 pm on Sep 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

I know that target got sued for not being accessible. First, I thought, wow, that is going to effect a lot of people, but i think its going to affect more than I originally thought.

The original press release I found doesn’t mention sites that use text only CAPTCHAS. Very few sites take the time to add audio to their CAPTCHA boxes.

This is the article that got me thinking about this... Very interesting what will happen. <snip>

Question is, how long until yahoo and myspace get sued, and will this have an effect on information only sites?

[edited by: trillianjedi at 2:29 pm (utc) on Sep. 11, 2006]
[edit reason] Let's keep links to authority sites only please. [/edit]

 

jonnyd8




msg:3082667
 10:01 am on Sep 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

For a long time I thought Captchas were in accesible however the audio feature on google seems to clear that up.

Will see more of this soon i feel hence not likely to be sued...

Just my opinion

Jonnyd8

DrDoc




msg:3094477
 11:01 pm on Sep 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

Ever since I first started using CAPTCHAs (6 or so years ago) I used audio features from the very beginning. I don't think CAPTCHAs are inaccessible. In fact, I think very little content on the web needs to be inaccessible. For sure, only a very minute number of "content types" are inherently inaccessible. We are the ones making it inaccessible, not the type of content itself.

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