[sword-devel] spam problem with wiki

Daniel Glassey dglassey at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 07:27:56 MST 2007

On 19/06/07, DM Smith <dmsmith555 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Andrew Sterling Hanenkamp wrote:
> > Image CAPTCHA is fine if it's written well. The problem is that if a
> > blind person visits your site, they are locked out.
> >
> > http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Combating_spam#Captcha
> > <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Combating_spam#Captcha>
> >
> Just a dumb question: If a blind person cannot get past CAPTCHA to edit
> a screen, how can they edit it? (I don't know what assistive
> technologies are available to the blind.)

Screen readers (audio) or braille output. And various alternatives for
keyboard. There are some great technologies out there - supported by
Gnome and KDE as well as Java.


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